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Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. 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. As his comedy goes, he was best known for his improvisational skills. 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.

Robin Williams

After his film debut in the musical comedy Popeye (1980), he starred or co-starred in widely acclaimed films. Including the comedy-drama The World According to Garp (1982), war comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), dramas Dead Poets Society (1989) and Awakenings (1990). Comedy drama The Fisher King (1991), the animated musical-fantasy Aladdin (1992), drama Good Will Hunting (1997). And also psychological thriller One Hour Photo (2002), as well as financial successes such as the fantasy adventure film Hook (1991), comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), fantasy adventure Jumanji (1995), the comedy The Birdcage(1996), and the Night at the Museum trilogy.

Williams committed suicide on August 11, 2014, at his home in unincorporated Paradise Cay, California (15 miles (24 km) north of San Francisco), at the age of 63.

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