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Robin Williams

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Biography

Williams in 2011

Source: Wikipedia

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–82), he went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.

Fact file

  • Born: Robin McLaurin Williams July 21, 1951 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Died: August 11, 2014 (aged 63) Paradise Cay, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian
  • Years active: 1976–2014
  • Spouse(s): Valerie Velardi (m. 1978; div. 1988) Marsha Garces (m. 1989; div. 2010) Susan Schneider (m. 2011; his death 2014)
  • Children: 3, including Zelda Williams
  • Medium: Stand-up comedy, film, television
  • Genres: Observational comedy, improvisational comedy, character comedy, self-deprecation, surreal humor
  • Influences: Jonathan Winters, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook
  • Influenced: Conan O'Brien, Frank Caliendo, Dat Phan, Jo Koy, Gabriel Iglesias, Alexei Sayle, Eddie Murphy[citation needed]
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Robin Williams at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday With The Film Cast That Could've Been!
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2018-08-01 01:20:28
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! What do you get for the boy wizard who has everything (or can get it through magic)? How about a magical look into an alternate world, a peek at what might have been? See which roles Hugh Grant, Tilda Swinton, and Robin Williams almost played — ...

Overrated/Underrated: 'Isle of Dogs' runs strangely cold, and everything is terrible, so listen to the Grateful Dead
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-07-27 14:00:00
UNDERRATED “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind”: Given Williams’ impact on pop culture, the documentary treatments were sure to come after his untimely death in 2014. And though this HBO doc isn’t and ultimately can’t be a comprehensive portrait of his life and how his work affected entertainment,...

Adrian Cronauer, Airman Who Inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' Dies at 79
Billboard, 2018-07-20 11:10:54
Adrian Cronauer — whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam ...

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