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Robin Williams

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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
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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Profile

  • Full Name: Robin McLaurin Williams
  • Born: July 21, 1951,
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: August 11, 2014
  • Death Place: Paradise Cay, California, United States
  • Cause of death: Suicide by hanging
  • Height: 5′ 7″
  • Education: Claremont McKenna College, College of Marin, Juilliard School
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian
  • Years active: 1976–2014

Family

  • Spouse(s): Susan Schneider (m. 2011–2014), Marsha Garces (m. 1989–2010), Valerie Velardi (m. 1978–1988)
  • Children: Zelda Williams, Zachary Pym Williams, Cody Alan Williams

Filmography

  • Laugh-In (1977)
  • The World According to Garp (1982)
  • Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
  • The Best of Times (1986)
  • Awakenings (1990)
  • Shakes the Clown (1992)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  • Jack (1996)
  • Great Minds Think for Themselves (1997)
  • Bicentennial Man (1999)
  • House of D (2004)
  • August Rush (2007)
  • Crazy Ones (2013)
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
  • Boulevard (2014)

External Links

More Info: Wiki | IMDb

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