Two Time Emmy winner Robert Guillaume has died today at the age of 89. Robert Guillaume was known as a Butler in the late 70’s comedy sitcom “SOAP” and Early 80’s of “BENSON”. He did voice-overs for animations but he is most recognized as the baboon in the Disney Classic “Lion King” that also starred James Earl Jones.
Guillaume’s Emmy for outstanding actor in a comedy in 1985 made him the only black man to win in that category. He also received the supporting comedy actor trophy in 1979, earning six noms in all for playing Benson.