Who Is Robert Goulet?
Robert Goulet was an American singer and actor who rose to fame in the 1960s and had a successful career in entertainment for the next four decades.
He starred in innumerable radio, stage, and screen performances throughout his life and won Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards during his remarkable career.
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Goulet was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993 following a routine physical exam prior to the start of filming for a movie. During the digital rectal exam, his physician detected an abnormality and recommended a prostate biopsy. The biopsy came back positive and his diagnosis of prostate cancer was confirmed.
Goulet had no problems with urinating, pain, or any other symptoms prior to his diagnosis.
Within weeks, Goulet had chosen surgery (radical prostatectomy) for treatment of his prostate cancer.
Years later, while in Indiana to promote prostate cancer awareness, Goulet recounted that, within three weeks of his surgery, he was back on tour with the musical Camelot. His greatest fear at that point was urinary incontinence, especially on-stage. Luckily, this common side effect of surgery did not ultimately affect Goulet.
Spokesman for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Following his successful surgery in 1993, Goulet became a spokesman for the American Cancer Society. He spoke around the United States about the importance of prostate cancer screening, healthy habits, and cancer education.
Later Health Problems and Death
While Goulet's prostate cancer never again became an issue, his health was not pristine. In 2007, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis (a severe lung condition). His health deteriorated throughout that year and he died on October 30, 2007 at the age of 73.
Biography - Robert Goulet's Official Website. Brown, SM. "Goulet Dreams of Cancer Cure", South Bend Tribune, May 24, 1996
Biography - Robert Goulet's Official Website.
Brown, SM. "Goulet Dreams of Cancer Cure", South Bend Tribune, May 24, 1996