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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

In the news

Hitting his peak at 78: Dakin Matthews, the judge in Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-07 14:30:00
He directed Annette Bening in her first role and wrote Robin Williams’ reference letter for Juilliard, but Dakin Matthews says his own acting career didn’t really take off until he was in his 70s. Now, at age 78, he’s in one of the hottest shows on Broadway, with a plum ...

Gilbert Gottfried Uses Robin Williams to Joke About 'Aladdin' Reboot Snub
TMZ, 2018-12-20 08:50:00
It's hard to tell if Gilbert Gottfried's truly bitter about not being asked to reprise his role in the "Aladdin" reboot, because the comedian's response is classic Gilbert -- cracking crass jokes. We got the voice of Jafar's sidekick parrot,…

First peek at ‘Aladdin’ has the internet wondering what’s up with Will Smith’s genie
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-12-19 20:50:00
It’s not easy being blue — or filling Robin Williams’ genie shoes — and the internet isn’t going to let Will Smith forget it. Entertainment Weekly published first-look photos from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Aladdin” on Wednesday, featuring Smith in character...

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