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Robin Williams

Robin Williams


Famous as :

Actor, comedian

Birth Name :

Robin McLaurin Williams

Birth Date :

July 21, 1951

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spouse :

Valerie Velardi (former dancer, 04-Jun-78 - 1988), Marsha Garces (producer/his former personal assistant, 30-Apr-89 - 21-Mar-08), Susan Schneider (graphic designer, 23-Oct-11 - his death)

Claim to fame :

As Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987)


A true genius in comedic field who is also capable to deliver stunning dramatic performances to brilliantly draw many laudations plus accolades throughout his burgeoning career, Robin McLaurin Williams sure is another extraordinary actor to find in Hollywood. Hailed from a well-to-do family, Robin was born the only child of a former model of French descent named Laura McLaurin and Robert Fitzgerald Williams, a Ford Motor Company senior executive, on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Most of his early life was spent in different places due to his father's occupation before the family eventually settled in Marin County, California where he entered Larkspur's Redwood High School to then have his graduation in 1969. Up to this point, he had already been noticed among his milieu for his knack in entertaining people, a natural talent he initially developed either as a solace to overcome his loneliness at home or a proper defense mechanism during his childhood when he was teased by his peers at school.

Thus gave up to the urge within him to perform while studying political science at Claremont Men's College, Robin boldly concluded to leave the institution and enrolled in the College of Marin in Kentfield to learn more about acting. His decision fortunately turned out to be the right one as he later was delightfully granted a scholarship to the famed Juilliard School in New York City for the full three years under the tutelage of substantial actor John Houseman. During this period, the guy also took time to hone his skills in public places, performing mime on the streets besides practicing stand-up comedy whenever he had chance to do it. All really provided him experience needed to land part in the revival of NBC's comedy show, "Laugh-In", by 1977 and ABC's "Happy Days" one year later. Played an alien named Mork in the latter program, the response surprisingly was so great that its creator, Garry Marshall, eagerly made a spin-off titled "Mork & Mindy" aired through ABC in the same year.

Latest News

First Trailer for Robin Williams' Drama 'Boulevard' Released

June 18, 2015 04:05:37 GMT

The first official trailer for ' new movie "" has arrived online. The approximately one-and-a-half minute clip shows how the life of Robin's character Nolan Mack is changed after he meets a troubled young man named Leo (Roberto Aguire).

Robin Williams' Family Gets Extended Time to Settle Estate Issues

June 02, 2015 03:58:06 GMT

' wife and children get more time to settle dispute over some of the late actor's personal items. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng gave them time until July 29 to resolve the issues.

Video: Actor Pays Tribute to Robin Williams With Impressions of His 20 Characters

April 15, 2015 02:52:09 GMT

Actor Jamie Costa impersonated ' characters in a video which has gone viral. In the video posted on YouTube on Monday, April 13, Costa impersonated not less than 20 characters of Williams.

Robin Williams Banned Use of His Image for 25 Years After Death

March 31, 2015 02:50:03 GMT

' wife and children are battling over his property in a San Francisco courtroom but they won't be able to battle over his right of publicity. According to a review of the Robin Williams Trust, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Robin bequeathed rights to his name, signature, photograph and likeness to the charitable organization, Windfall Foundation.

Robin Williams' Wife and Children's Fight Over His Property Brought to Court

March 30, 2015 08:37:20 GMT

A legal battle between ' widow and children over his estate is going to be taken to court. Attorneys for both parties are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, March 30 to settle the matter, the Associated Press reports.

Zelda Williams on Robin Williams Death: 'There's No Point' to Question His Suicide

February 27, 2015 03:02:32 GMT

Zelda Williams sat down with NBC's correspondent Kate Snow on "" on Thursday, February 26 to talk about his father . During the interview, Kate brought up topic that people wanted to know why Robin committed suicide.

Robin Williams' Widow and Children Battle Over Property

February 03, 2015 03:06:10 GMT

's third wife Susan Schneider and his three children from previous marriages Zak, Zelda and Cody have been engaged in a legal battle over his estate. The legal dispute occurred just six months after Robin's passing.

Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2014

January 01, 2015 00:02:59 GMT

Stars never stop making headlines throughout the year as fans are always thirsty for stories from their idols. While last year brought sad news such as the death of in a fiery car crash and a celebrity cheating scandal, this year people witnessed considerably more crime-related news such as scandalous stories shaking players at the NFL.

Robin Williams' Son Zak Remembers His Late Father: 'I Miss Him All the Time'

December 18, 2014 02:37:28 GMT

' son Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams opens up about the lingering grief that his family has endured four months after his father's death. In an interview with PEOPLE for its latest issue, Zak says of his late father, "I miss him all the time."

Robin Williams Voices Dennis the Dog in a Clip From His Final Film 'Absolutely Anything'

December 17, 2014 08:43:52 GMT

Fans of get the first listen to the actor's final performance in "". On Tuesday, December 16, a clip from the sci-fi comedy was released via Deadline, teasing fans for the upcoming movie which also stars .

Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola Among Google's 2014 Top Searches

December 16, 2014 15:34:01 GMT

The most popular topics on Google over the past 12 months are revealed, and it's a mix of tragedy, joy, and good cause. are among the 2014 top search list along with the World Cup in Brazil, the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and the tragic accident of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Robin Williams' Son on His Father's Death: We're Trying to Stay Strong

November 22, 2014 01:13:06 GMT

' oldest son Zak Williams remembered his late father at Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation fundraising gala in New York recently. 31-year-old Zak broke silence on his dad's death for the first time, revealing how the family coped with his passing.

Robin Williams Reportedly Driven to Suicide by Lewy Body Dementia

November 12, 2014 02:51:39 GMT

New info about ' suicide in August has emerged. According to a report by TMZ, the beloved actor suffered from Lewy Body Dementia which might drive the actor to commit suicide. People who suffer from the disease, which affects deposits of protein in the brain, may suffer from hallucinations.

No Alcohol or Illegal Drugs Found in Robin Williams' System

November 07, 2014 23:04:32 GMT

was sober at the time of his death, according to the Marin County coroner as they conclude their investigation. No evidence of alcohol or illegal drugs was discovered in the actor's system after he committed suicide at his home in August.

Robin Williams' Children Throw Out First Pitch at World Series Game 5

October 27, 2014 06:36:30 GMT

San Francisco Giants paid tribute to , who was a big fan of the team, at the World Series Game 5 against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, October 26. The team invited the beloved actor's children Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams to throw out the first pitch at the game which took place at the AT&T Park.

Zelda Williams Unveils Tattoo Tribute to Robin Williams

October 24, 2014 03:01:00 GMT

Zelda Williams took to Instagram on Wednesday, October 22 to unveil her new tattoo tribute to her late father . Zelda's new tattoo features a hummingbird along with her father's birthdate "7.21.51" inked on her right hand.

Zelda Williams Honors Robin Williams on World Mental Health Day

October 11, 2014 04:33:12 GMT

Zelda Williams paid tribute to her father, , on the World Mental Health Day. She posted a series of tweets to raise awareness for mental health charity on Friday, October 10. She tweeted, "Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. Mental illness is often misunderstood & misrepresented, but that's starting to change. Let's end the stigma."

Robin Williams' Final Movie 'Merry Friggin' Christmas' Gets First Trailer

October 10, 2014 08:27:53 GMT

"" which marks one of ' final appearances in a feature film has unleashed a trailer. It shows a hilarious family reunion full of mishaps. The late actor plays a cranky father who helps his reluctant son Boyd () to save Christmas.

Robert De Niro Dedicates His Friars Club Award to Robin Williams

October 09, 2014 06:54:27 GMT

dedicated his award to his late friend . The veteran actor was honored with the Entertainment Icon Award at the Friars Foundation's annual gala on Tuesday night, October 7 at the Waldorf-Astoria which also honored Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim with Award for Philanthropy.

Family and Celebrity Friends Gathering for Robin Williams Memorial

September 28, 2014 17:35:39 GMT

was remembered in a star-studded memorial Saturday, September 27. who honored the late actor at this year's Emmy Awards opened the remembrance event at the landmark Curran Theatre in San Francisco with a heartfelt tribute.

Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal Remember Robin Williams on 'The View'

September 20, 2014 05:01:02 GMT

held back her tears when recalled moments he shared with their close friend during an appearance on her show "". During the Friday, September 19 appearance to promote his book "Still Foolin' 'em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?", Crystal talked about stories of their dear friend who committed suicide last month.

PBS to Air Robin Williams Tribute Special

September 03, 2014 04:27:22 GMT

In honor of , PBS plans a tribute special that will air nationally on Tuesday, September 9 at 9 P.M. ET. In "Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special", friends of the late actor remember and share memories of the Academy Award-winning actor.

Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Is Back on Twitter After Internet Bullying

September 02, 2014 03:46:24 GMT

' daughter, Zelda Williams, is finally back on social media after being bullied by some internet users last month. She took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, September 1 to share her first tweet.

NBC on Why They Declined to Air Suicide Prevention PSA After Robin Williams Emmy Tribute

August 28, 2014 13:13:18 GMT

It's just revealed that NBC refused to air a suicide prevention PSA at the Primetime Emmy Awards. The network was approached by National Suicide Prevention Network to broadcast its "lifeline" number after tribute, but they rejected the request.

Robin Williams' Biography to Be Written by New York Times Writer Dave Itzkoff

August 28, 2014 03:18:11 GMT

' biography is officially in the works. Publisher Henry Holt announced the news on Wednesday, August 27. The biography, which will feature "the definitive, comprehensive account of Williams's life," will be written by New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff. So far, there is no info regarding the title or release date.

Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal Remembers Robin Williams During 'In Memoriam' Segment

August 26, 2014 04:36:26 GMT

led a touching tribute to at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Monday, August 25. At the annual awards event which took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Crystal also recalled moments he spent with his friend during the "In Memoriam" segment.

Jimmy Kimmel Rides Subway to 2014 Emmys, Sports Rainbow Suspenders in Honor of Robin Williams

August 26, 2014 01:41:24 GMT

and his wife Molly McNearney headed to 2014 Emmy Awards by taking the Los Angeles subway. He posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon, August 25 a picture of himself and his wife, captioning it with, "Subway to #Emmys #Mork."

Robin Williams' Bike Sold at $20,000 at Charity Auction

August 25, 2014 09:14:28 GMT

donated his bike for a charity auction a few weeks before his death. According to Page Six, the beloved actor gave his handmade Pegoretti bicycle to the Drever Family Foundation's annual Hotbed benefit in Tiburon, Calif., which took place on Saturday, August 23. The bike was sold at $20,000 at the event. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Bay Area education charity 10,000 Degrees.

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Attacking Robin Williams in His Essay

August 25, 2014 04:07:12 GMT

has apologized for an essay published on L.A. Weekly recently. The musician, who previously criticized people who committed suicide and made reference to in the piece, took to Facebook to say that he was sorry for his words.

Henry Rollins Criticizes People Who Committed Suicide, Robin Williams in Essay

August 22, 2014 04:04:54 GMT

talked about suicide and criticized people who killed themselves while making reference to in an essay published on L.A. Weekly on Thursday, August 21. In the lengthy piece, the Black Flag star mentioned that he struggled to understand "how any parent could kill themselves."

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