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Robert Guillaume papers

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Biographical/Historical note
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.
Date
circa 1960-2000
Extent
14 Boxes
Rights
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Citation
Robert Guillaume papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Robert Guillaume.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Posters
Certificates
Periodicals
Clippings
Audiotapes
Scripts (documents)
Illustrations
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Compact discs
Correspondence
Topic
African American actors
Musical performances
Television programs
Identifier
ACMA.06-048
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