Robert Guillaume papers,
circa 1960-2000.

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-048
Creators:
Guillaume, Robert
Dates:
circa 1960-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
14 boxes
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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.

Biographical/Historical note
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
This collection is located at an off-site storage facility. To access the materials, please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further information.
Preferred Citation note
Robert Guillaume papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Robert Guillaume.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Gift of Robert Guillaume.

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Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
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