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Robin Williams

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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)

Biography


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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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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Robin Williams' Ashes Were Scattered in San Francisco Bay

August 21, 2014 02:51:25 GMT

has found his final resting place. According to his death certificate, obtained by Radar Online, the beloved actor's remains were cremated on August 12, one day after he passed away. His ashes then were scattered in the San Francisco Bay. The document also mentions that his cause of death was "pending investigation."
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Billy Crystal to Lead Robin Williams Tribute at the Emmys

August 21, 2014 00:54:27 GMT

More details are unveiled regarding ' tribute at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. The late actor's pal is chosen to present him with the special honor during the Monday, August 25 ceremony.
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Video: David Letterman Pays Lengthy Tribute to Robin Williams on 'Late Show'

August 19, 2014 08:27:34 GMT

A week after ' untimely passing, took his "Late Show" to pay tribute to his late friend and fellow actor. On Monday, August 18, the veteran CBS host dedicated 10 minutes of his show to remember the Academy Award winner.
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Robin Williams' Inspiring Video to Terminally Ill Fan Goes Viral

August 19, 2014 04:59:11 GMT

' video to a terminally ill Auckland woman named Vivian Waller has become headlines all around the world. The video was sent via email several months before the "" actor committed suicide.
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Robin Williams Could Be Axed From 'Absolutely Anything'

August 18, 2014 07:35:24 GMT

could be cut from "". In what is supposed to be one of his final films, the late actor provided the voice of Dennis the Dog, but his performance may not have been completed.
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Robin Williams Reportedly Devastated by 'The Crazy Ones' Cancellation

August 18, 2014 03:04:21 GMT

"" cancellation could be one of the factors that led to ' suicide. Sources say the late comedian was devastated that the show ended its run after only one season and saw it as a "personal failure."
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Video: Paramore Dedicates 'Last Hope' to Robin Williams During Denver Concert

August 16, 2014 02:57:57 GMT

paid a musical tribute to at their recent concert in Denver. The rock band performed their song "Last Hope" and dedicated it to the actor/comedian who killed himself earlier this week.
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Robin Williams Last Photographed at an Art Gallery Before His Suicide

August 16, 2014 01:45:39 GMT

went to an art gallery with his wife Susan Schneider two days before his shocking death at the age of 63. On Saturday night, August 9, Williams was photographed at an art gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area. The photos, which are believed to be the beloved actor's final images, show him wearing an all-black outfit.
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OWN to Air Robin Williams Episodes on 'Oprah Winfrey Show'

August 16, 2014 01:03:21 GMT

OWN joins the ranks of networks that pay tribute to the late . The cable channel will be airing two specials from its syndicated talk show "" to honor the legendary funnyman this weekend.
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Disney Networks to Air 'Aladdin' in Honor of Robin Williams

August 15, 2014 03:44:08 GMT

Disney plans a tribute to with "Aladdin" broadcasts. The 1992 animated film, which featured the late actor as the voice of its character Genie, will air across several Disney Channels Worldwide-owned networks over the weekend.
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Robin Williams to Be Memorialized in 'World of Warcraft'

August 15, 2014 02:54:14 GMT

will live on in video game "World of Warcraft". Blizzard Entertainment has responded to an online petition posted on Change.org which asked the game's creator to feature the late actor who was also a game enthusiast as a character.
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Robin Williams' Wife Says the Actor Battled Parkinson's Disease Before He Died

August 14, 2014 21:40:54 GMT

' wife Susan Schneider issued a new statement on Thursday, August 14. She opened up about the actor's struggles with Parkinson's Disease and depression before he was found dead at his home from apparent suicide on August 11.
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Coroner Defends Releasing 'Disturbing' Details of Robin Williams' Death

August 14, 2014 04:03:31 GMT

Many people criticized the Coroner office after details on ' suicide were released on Tuesday, August 12, saying that some of them were not necessary. The next day, the authorities responded to the criticism and explained that the info was actually regarded as "public information" despite its disturbing nature.
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Robin Williams Highlighted in Two 'Merry Friggin' Christmas' Clips

August 14, 2014 02:36:26 GMT

"" is one of the unreleased films that left behind after his death on Monday, August 11. Two clips from the holiday movie have been released with scenes involving the late actor.
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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Quits Social Media Following Troll Attack

August 14, 2014 01:58:44 GMT

' daughter, Zelda Williams, has decided to quit social media after some internet users bombarded her with offensive comments on her father's death. Zelda posted her final tweet on Tuesday, August 12, writing, "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."
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Broadway Lights to Dim in Honor of Robin Williams

August 14, 2014 00:11:46 GMT

Broadway is mourning the death of . Lights on Broadway theaters in New York City will be dimmed on Wednesday, August 13 at 7.45 P.M. for one minute in honor of the comedy legend who died on Monday at the age of 63.
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Sara Bareilles Dedicates Song to Robin Williams During Concert at the Greek

August 13, 2014 09:30:06 GMT

paid a musical tribute to during her recent concert in Los Angeles. Gracing the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the singer sang one of her tracks called "Hercules" and dedicated it to the late actor and his family.
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Emmy Awards to Include Tribute for Robin Williams

August 13, 2014 07:00:08 GMT

With less than two weeks before the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards takes place, the show's producers are now facing more pressure as they have to prepare a tribute for following the actor's sudden passing earlier this week. Producer Don Mischer doesn't reveal how they will honor the "Mork & Mindy" star, but promises to do it in a "meaningful way."
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Robin Williams Cut Wrist Before Hanging Himself With Belt

August 13, 2014 04:04:06 GMT

It's revealed that , who was found dead on Monday, August 11 in his home in San Fransisco, cut his wrist before hanging himself with a belt. Marin County Sheriff's Lieutenant Keith Boyd revealed that they discovered several cuts on Robin's left wrist and a pocket knife with a dried red substance at the scene.
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