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Robert Guillaume papers, circa 1960-2000

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Creator:
Guillaume, Robert
Subject:
Guillaume, Robert
Physical description:
14 boxes
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Certificates
Clippings
Compact discs
Correspondence
Illustrations
Periodicals
Photographs
Postcards
Posters
Scripts (documents)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1960
2000
circa 1960-2000
Notes:
Robert Guillaume (b. 1927) is an American television and stage actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Benson Du Bois on the television series Soap and its spin-off Benson. In 1985 he became the first African American to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Comedy Actor. Guillaume has also had a distinguished stage career, with roles in Guys and Dolls, Porgy and Bess and the Phantom of the Opera. From 1998-2000, Guillaume also appeared in the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series Sports Night.
Summary:
This collection, which dates from circa 1960-2000, documents the career of actor Robert Guillaume. Materials include scripts from various television shows (including Benson, Soap and Sports Night), postcards, promotional material, VHS and Beta tapes, audiocassettes and compact discs, reel-to-reel recordings, certificates, photographs, correspondence, clippings, magazines, illustrations and posters.
Cite as:
Robert Guillaume papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Robert Guillaume
Topic:
African American actors
Television programs
Musical performances
Local number:
ACMA 2006.7002
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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