Live Poll: In Memory of Robert Guillaume

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Venerated actor Robert Guillaume has passed away at the age of 89. While he is probably known best for the role he played for nearly 10 years on two different shows, Benson DuBois, Guillaume had a career that lasted over 50 years and included work on stage, film and television, including voice-only roles. He won two Emmys for playing Benson, becoming the first African-American actor to win an Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Comedy and Lead Actor in a Comedy. He was the only African-American to win either of those categories until 2017 when Donald Glover won for Atlanta. Guillaume also won a Grammy for voicing a Lion King read-along-book and was the first person to play the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera following the original actor, Michael Crawford. 

Of Guillaume's roles that you haven't seen, which would you most like to watch? 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls025272662
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/SAdc29BYgLM/
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Robert Guillaume
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347039/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0347039/reference

Robert Guillaume

"Benson" .... Benson DuBois (159 episodes, 1979-1986)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078569/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078569/reference
The sixth season episode "Scenario" (original airdate 22 February 1985)
was the first network drama episode to demonstrate the use of the internet.

The show marked the acting debut of a then-unknown young comedian, Jerry Seinfeld.

Robert Guillaume's Emmy win as Best Actor ins a Comedy Series
made him the first black performer to win in this category.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Guillaume
Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017)
was an American stage and television actor,
known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson,
voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King
and as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night.
In a career that spanned more than 50 years
he worked extensively on stage (including a Tony Award nomination),
television (including winning two Emmy Awards), and film.
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Official website
http://robertguillaume.com/
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The list is complete.
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I have only seen Lion King and Big Fish. But I'll vote for Wanted: Dead or Alive as the film I'd like to see from the rest.
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from all the votes on the live poll...something tells me most people aren't reading the question...
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Of course they aren't. I picked Super Fly TNT because I'd like to see a little more down-and-dirty role from him.
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you mean you haven't seen 'superfly tnt'...oh jen...(ha-ha)...
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