John Gregory Guydus : Facts About Carol Lawrence's Ex-husband

The beautiful American actress Carol Lawrence is known for her amazing performances alright, but she is also popular for her numerous attempts at marriage. This article talks about her 3rd and ex-husband John Gregory Guydus. John owes most of his popularity and claim to fame to the fact that he married Carol.

John Gregory Guydus Age, Birthplace, Nationality

Originally born as Carolina Maria Laraia on September 5th , 1932, Carol was born in Melrose Park, Illinois in the United States of America. She was born to Edgar Lansbury, her father who happened to be a politician and Moyna Macgill, her mother. Carol has 2 siblings namely: Aimee Laurence and Jeté Laurence.

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Her father was born in Trivigno, in the province of Potenza, and her maternal family also came from the same town which makes her of of Italian ancestry. For interested parties, her zodiac sign is Virgo. Carol attended and graduated from Proviso Township High School, in Maywood, Illinois and then attended Northwestern University for a year but then left to pursue her career, a pretty bold step a lot of people don’t have the courage to take.

John Gregory Guydus’ wife, Carol is Presbyterian and a member of the Bel Air Presbyterian Church. She is also a registered Democrat. She accompanied Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman John Bailey, DNC Vice-Chairwoman Margaret B. Price, DNC Secretary Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush, Lena Horne, Richard Adler, and Sidney Salomon on a visit with President John F. Kennedy at The White House on November 20, 1963; two days before his assassination.

John Gregory Guydus and Carol Lawrence

John Gregory Guydus and Carol were married for just about 2 years. The duo started dating in January 1981 for 1 year, 2 months and then on the 7 th of March, 1982, they tied the knot. Their marriage did not last so long as it ended on the 12 th December 1984. Making it a 2-year, 9-month marriage. In all the couple were together for just 3 years 11 months.

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Carol got married three times. She was married to Cosmo Allegretti first from January 13th , 1956 to January 30, 1959. The marriage lasted three years till it was annulled. And then she got with Robert Goulet from 1963 to 1981, which was her longest marriage. Carol and Robert got married while both were both Broadway stars. This made the press treat their love life like it was out of a movie, a fairy-tale.

In the 1990 autobiography she wrote and titled “Carol Lawrence: The Backstage Story”, she accused Robert of being an alcoholic and being an abusive husband and father. The duo had two sons together. They are: Christopher Goulet, born in 1964 and Michael Goulet, born in 1966. It was after her divorce with Robert that she married Greg Guydus.

John Gregory Guydus is currently single

John Gregory Guydus Wife

Carol is an American actress who has made an appearance in musical theatre and on television on several occasions in many television dramas, including Rawhide and Murder She Wrote. She is branded for creating the role of Maria on Broadway in the musical West Side Story (1957), receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also was at The Muny, St. Louis, the largest outdoor theatre in the USA, in several musicals, including Funny Girl, Charity in Sweet Charity (1977), and Lucille Early in No, No, Nanette (1990).

John Gregory Guydus’ wife, Carol’s other musical theatre parts are the title role in Mame (2000 at the Helen Hayes Center for Performing Arts in Nyack, New York), Guenevere in Camelot (opposite husband Robert Goulet), Do I Hear a Waltz? at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2001, and Follies at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles in 2002.

In 1952, Carol made her debut in Broadway in Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952. She successfully
and beautifully played the role of Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story in 1957, which she is most popular for and for which she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical nomination but losing to Barbara Cook (The Music Man).

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After playing the role for two years, and after an appearance in the very short show Saratoga in 1959 John Gregory Guydus’ wife returned to West Side Story for its 1960 season. Her other Broadway successes were Subways Are for Sleeping, I Do! I Do! (replacement “She/Agnes”, 1967), and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1992–93, replacement Spider Woman/Aurora).

Carol also made a few record albums of standards and showtunes including Tonight at 8:30 (1960), where she sang studio versions of the songs “Tonight”, and “Something’s Coming”. Two songs from West Side Story.

John Gregory Guydus ex-wife Carol television roles

She played a guest role in Breaking Point (as Evelyn Denner in the 1963 episode titled “There Are the Hip, and There Are the Square”). In October 1976, she appeared as the special guest on The Bobby Vinton Show, which was then a popular weekly variety program, which aired across the United States and Canada. She again performed “Friend of the Father”.

Her other television appearances include Rawhide, Combat! , Wagon Train, The Fugitive, The Big Valley, Hawaii 5-0, Marcus Welby, M.D.; Medical Center, Kung Fu, Mannix, Murder, She Wrote, Saved by the Bell, and the famous Sex and the City. From 1991 to 1993, she also acted the role of matriarch Angela Eckart on General Hospital.

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John Gregory Guydus’ ex-wife, Carol has hosted five shows of Chef du Jour for the Food Network, cooking from her own cookbook, “I Remember Pasta” which earned her a set ting a record for cookbook sales on the Home Shopping Network. In 1999, she appeared in the television movie remake of Jason Miller’s That Championship Season in a cameo role as Claire’s mother (the mother-in-law of Vincent D’Onofrio’s character), a role which was written as part of the film specifically for her.

And then, in 2013, she appeared Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre Downstairs in Jason Odell Williams’s play Handle with Care. John Gregory Guydus ex-wife, Carol has written her autobiography, with Phyllis Hobe, titled Carol Lawrence: The Backstage Story, which was published in 1990.

he Theatre World Award “Most Promising Newcomer” West Side Story 1958
Lawrence was awarded the Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award in 1960.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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