NYT: dead American actor Robert Guillaume
He was 89 years old.
NEW YORK, October 25. /TASS/. American actor Robert Guillaume is the first black artists to have received a television Emmy award, died in the United States on 90-m to year of life. This was reported on Tuesday the newspaper The New York Times.
According to her, the Guillaume departed this life at his home in Los Angeles (California).
As the wife of the artist, the cause of his death was complications caused by cancer, with which he fought for 25 years.
Guillaume was born in 1927 in St. Louis (Missouri). Acting career of two-time Emmy numbered nearly six decades. During this time he had become famous on television and for his roles in Broadway theatrical productions.
The most famous actor brought the role in the Comedy series “Benson” (Benson, 1979-1986), for which he was awarded one of his Emmy. Guillaume was also nominated for three awards “Golden globe”. The actor voiced the character of Rafiki in the animated film Studio Disney “the lion King” (The Lion King, 1994).