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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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'Studio 54': Best party photos from the den of disco hedonism
USA Today Movies, 2018-10-01 23:24:31
Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, Elton John and Robin Williams all rubbed shoulders at Studio 54, the storied '70s nightclub captured in a new documentary.         

The Robin Williams Auction: On the Wall and Off the Wall
NY Times TV, 2018-09-26 20:22:06
Banksy, Gus Van Sant, Martin Mull and “Hook” — the eclectic collection of Robin and Marsha Williams goes on the auction block at Sotheby’s.

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Variety, 2018-08-22 21:24:49
Entertainment industry scion Zelda Williams, actor daughter of late, great and audaciously zany comedian and actor Robin Williams, listed an extensively restored and updated 1928 Mediterranean villa just above L.A.’s Bronson Canyon for $3.2 million. The 29-year-old avid gamer, who wrote, produced, directed and performed one of the episodes of ...

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