Emmy- winning actor, Robert Guillaume, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) – Robert Guillaume, who won Emmy Awards for his roles on “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age 89.   Guillaume’s widow Donna Brown Guillaume says the actor and singer died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. She tells The Associated Press he had been battling prostate cancer. In addition to his television work, Robert Guillaume was the first African-American to sing the title role of “Phantom of the Opera,” appearing with an all-white cast in Los Angeles.   Guillaume rose to stardom after being born into squalid conditions in the slums of St. Louis in November 1927. He was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame… Read More

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