Robert Guillaume

Guillaume in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Robert Peter Williams

Date of Birth: November 30, 1927

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Death: October 24, 2017

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American

Robert Guillaume was an American actor.

Robert was the son of Zoe Bertha Williams. His stage surname, Guillaume, is French for William. His grandmother’s name was Jeannette Williams. Jeannette was born in Virginia.

Robert was married to Donna Brown, until his death. He had five children, including two with his former wife Marlene Williams; and a daughter with Donna.

Robert was a half-great-uncle of football player Jeremy Maclin. He was a maternal half-brother of Jeremy’s maternal grandmother.

Source: Genealogy of Robert Guillaume (focusing on his mother’s side) –


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2 Responses

  1. fuzzybear44 says:

    R.I.P benson

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    I liked him best when he was on the t.v show Soap

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