Robert Guillaume is best known for his work in television where he has earned two Emmy Awards and four NAACP Image Awards. He has had a distinguished career as a dramatic film actor and an accomplished musical performer.
He garnered a Tony nomination for his Broadway performance in "Guys and Dolls" and received rave reviews during his eight months as the star of the Los Angeles production of "Phantom of the Opera."
But it was as Benson DuBois that Robert Guillaume won his Emmy Awards. The first for Best Supporting Actor for "Soap" in 1979, the second as Best Actor in 1985, after the Benson character moved on to the series bearing his name.
He guided the character through the positions of butler, state budget director, and finally Lieutenant Governor, a transformation that is rarely seen in characters on television today.
Raised in St. Louis by his maternal grandmother, Jeannette, Robert Guillaume interrupted his education with a stint in the United States Army. After discharge, he attended St. Louis University as a business administration major...
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