Robert Charles Schuler

President of Celebrity International, Inc. A Personal Memorial from his wife, Metropolitan Opera star, Patrice Munsel Schuler, his children and grandchildren My husband, Robert Charles Schuler, was the handsomest - funniest - most adventurous man I have ever known. He was a great business man, a fabulous Father to our four children, Heidi, Rhett, Scott and Nicole, & Grandfather to two wonderful grandsons, Stefan and Aleksander, all of whom have inherited his great sense of humor & adventurous spirit. His friends, both famous & infamous, were friends for life. Bob attended Cotter Prep, St. Marys College, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, & was a proud member of the Alpha Tau Omega (Gamma Nu Chapter) fraternity. He studied at Max Reinhardts Theater School, & with Lee Strassberg at the American Theatre Wing. His first job was as an advertising copy writer at Sears Roebuck in Chicago. Hating the cold in the Windy City, he told his boss he was leaving, & that same day drove to California, where he settled in the Colony at Malibu, & founded the Malibu Theatre. He played bit parts in movies (The Canterbury Ghost was one of them) for MGM, Columbia, and Universal Studios, became assistant Advertising Manager of Western Airlines, was Associate Producer of the Broadway play, LAURA, & conceived & was Executive Producer of THE PATRICE MUNSEL SHOW on the ABC-TV Network in the 1950s. At the Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency in Manhattan, he was a Director & TV Casting Director. For fifteen years, before his retirement, he was President of the prestigious Public Relations firm, Celebrity International, Inc. in New York City. A superb writer, he freelanced for Details Magazine, submitted numerous pieces for high profile clients in the society columns, & he wrote eight travel books called, The Little Book: Dare to Do It Yourself series. One of his proudest accomplishments is the wonderful book he wrote about our crazy and wonderful 55 years of life together entitled, THE DIVA AND I. Our Dads enthusiasm for childlike excitement led us on a lot of wonderful adventures together, some exotic, some cheap fun all zany! He gave us a love of skiing, snorkeling, exploring & excitement for Life! He was a big bear that taught us to love, be compassionate, honest & kind. We love him for that. Our Grandfather, Big Dado was one of the greatest & most influential men in our lives. If we could be half the man that he was, well have lived a very full and meaningful life. He showed us the world with new eyes. At noon on Christmas day 2007, in the snow covered Adirondack Mountains, at his home, Robert Charles Schuler, born in Winona Minnesota, left on his greatest adventure. He is survived by his wife, Patrice Munsel Schuler, his children, Heidi Schuler Bright, Scott Schuler, Nicole Schuler, and his grandsons, Stefan Kocev & Aleksander Kocev. His son Rhett Schuler died in 2005. He is also survived by a brother, William Schuler, and a sister, Mary Lou Safranek. For my Husband and our Father and Grandfather, Life was a big box of chocolates. Robert Charles Schuler - 1917-2007 We Love You!

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