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Robert Guillaume, TV's Benson, dies at age 89



Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known to ‘80s fans as the star of the TV sitcom Benson, died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 89, Variety reports.

According to reports, the actor died from complications of prostate cancer.

Guillaume originated his Benson character on the ‘70s series Soap, before it was spun off in 1979 for Benson. He would win Emmy’s for both shows.

Other ‘80s credits include roles in TV movies and series such as The Kid With the Broken Halo, The Kid with the 200 IQ and the miniseries North and South. In 1989, he starred in the short-lived series The Robert Guillaume Show (opposite Wendy Phillips), which featured a then-rare interracial romantic relationship.

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