Appreciation: The Entertainer: Robert Goulet

Several years ago, noted baritone and TIME subscriber Robert Goulet wrote a fan letter--on gold-embossed stationery--to my friend and fellow writer Joel Stein. Soon after, a trip to Las Vegas was booked, with Joel graciously bringing me along to dine with Robert and his wife Vera beneath Picassos at the Bellagio. There were stories about Richard Burton and Ed Sullivan, choruses of Camelot and a few empty bottles. More Goulet dinners followed, each one unforgettable in its own way. Robert was famous for almost 50 years. He got the best tables and told great stories about people long forgotten. He was...

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