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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

'Aladdin' alternate ending: Proof Robin Williams' Genie is also the peddler
USA Today Movies, 2019-08-26 17:12:55
Disney reveals the original ending of the animated "Aladdin," which shows Genie and the peddler are indeed the same person.        

Exclusive: Disney reveals original 'Aladdin' ending, proving peddler was Robin Williams' Genie
USA Today Movies, 2019-08-26 17:12:23
The 'Aladdin' fan theory claiming the street peddler was also Robin Williams' Genie is correct. We reveal the original Disney ending that proves it.        

The 5 best Robin Williams movies to remember him by
USA Today Movies, 2019-08-11 11:00:05
From "Good Morning, Vietnam" to "Good Will Hunting," we pick our favorite Robin Williams movies to watch, five years after the comedian's death.        

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