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Robin Williams
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Williams at the premiere of Happy Feet Two in 2011
Birth name Robin McLaurin Williams
Born Julie 21, 1951(1951-07-21)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Dee'd August 11, 2014(2014-08-11) (aged 63)
Paradise Cay, California, U.S.
Middlin Stand-up, film, television
Naitionality American
Years active 1976–2014
Genres Character comedy, physical comedy, improvisational comedy, satire / political satire, observational comedy, blue comedy
Influences Peter Sellers, Richard Pryor, Jonathan Winters, George Carlin, Chuck Jones
Influencit Conan O'Brien, Frank Caliendo,[1] Dat Phan, Jo Koy, Gabriel Iglesias
Spoose Valerie Velardi
(1978–1988; 1 child)
Marsha Garces Williams
(1989–2008; 2 children)
Susan Schneider
(2011–2014; his death)
Wabsteid www.robinwilliams.com
Academy Awairds
Best Supporting Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting
Emmy Awairds
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
1987 Carol and Carl and Whoopi and Robin
1988 ABC Presents A Royal Gala
Gowden Globe Awairds
Best Actor – TV Series Musical or Comedy
1978 Mork & Mindy
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam
1991 The Fisher King
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Special Achievement Award
1992 Aladdin
Cecil B. Demille Award
2005
Grammy Awairds
Best Comedy Recording
1980 Reality...What a Concept
1988 ABC Presents A Royal Gala
1988 A Night at the Met
1989 Good Morning, Vietnam
2003 Robin Williams - Live 2002
Best Spoken World Album
2003 Live 2002
Screen Actors Guild Awairds
Outstanding Performance by a Cast - Motion Picture
1996 The Birdcage
Best Supporting Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting

Robin McLaurin Williams (Julie 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) wis an American staund-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, sangster, dancer, vyce airtist, an comedian. Risin tae fame wi his role as Mork in Mork & Mindy, Williams went on tae establish a successfu career in baith staund-up comedy an featur film actin. His film career includes sic acclaimit films as Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), an Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes sic as Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), an Happy Feet (2006). He appeared in the video tae "Don't Worry, Be Happy" bi Bobby McFerrin an aw.

Nominatit for the Academy Award for Best Actor thrice, Williams went on tae receive the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He haes receivit twa Emmy Awairds, fower Golden Globes, twa Screen Actors Guild Awards an five Grammy Awards an aw.[2][3]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Williams wis born Robin McLaurin Williams[4][5] in Chicago, Illinois on Julie 21, 1951.[6]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Death[eedit | eedit soorce]

On August 11, 2014, efter a lang history o severe depression, Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California at age 63 (a month efter his birthday) by sleeshin his wrists an then hanging himself.

Filmografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Reality... What a Concept (1979)
  • Throbbing Python of Love (1983)
  • A Night at the Met (1986)
  • Pecos Bill (1988)
  • Live 2002 (2002)
  • Weapons of Self Destruction (2010)

Williams appeared in the muisic video o Bobby McFerrin's hit 1988 sang "Don't Worry, Be Happy."[7] He teamit wi McFerrin again tae record a kiver o The Beatles' "Come Together" for the 1998 George Martin album In My Life.

He made a cameo in Cobra Starship's video "You Make Me Feel..." alang wi his dochter Zelda Williams.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Free Time | Caliendo hopes 'Frank TV' makes good first impression". Pantagraph.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. Thomas, Mike (2002-02-24). "A nose for laughs". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  3. McMullen, Marion (2002-10-05). "Article: Weekend TV: Star profile. (Features)". Coventry Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  4. According to the Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005; at http://www.ancestry.com/
  5. The official Michigan social register, 1967, Virginia F. Searcy
  6. Sources conflict. The print biographies The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography and Robin Williams: A Biography give his birth year as 1952. The Robin Williams Scrapbook also gives a birth year as 1952, as does Encyclopædia Britannica. Williams refers to himself as being "55" in an interview published July 4, 2007. Monk, Katherine (2007-07-04). "Marriage 101 with Robin Williams". Canada.com.  He also verifies his date of birth as July 21, 1951 in a fansite interview: Stuurman, Linda. RWF talks with Robin Williams: Proost!, May 25, 2008.
  7. "Bobby McFerrin Homepage". Bobbymcferrin.com. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  8. "Cobra Starship's 'You Make Me Feel ...' On the set of the new clip, Gabe Saporta explains how a magic photo booth tells a universal story". MTV.com. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 

Bibliografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jay David (1999). The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography. New York: Quill. ISBN 978-0-688-15245-1. 
  • Andy Dougan (1999). Robin Williams: A Biography. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 978-1-56025-213-9. 
  • Stephen J. Spignesi (1997). The Robin Williams Scrapbook. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. ISBN 978-0-8065-1891-6. 

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