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Robin Williams Bio
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Robin Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting after rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy.
He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Williams has been voted the funniest person of all time.
After his first starring film role in Popeye in 1980, Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and commercial success, including The World According to Garp which was in 1982, Moscow on the Hudson in 1984, Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987, Dead Poets Society in 1989, Awakenings in 1990.
Additionally Aladdin in 1992, The Fisher King in 1991, Patch Adams in 1998, One Hour Photo (2002) and World’s Greatest Dad (2009), as well as box office hits, such as Hook (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997) and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014).
Williams was nominated four times for the Academy Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards.
On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his Paradise Cay, California home at age 63. His wife attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body disease.
Robin Williams Age
Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive in Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division.
His mother, Laurie McLaurin, was a former model from Jackson, Mississippi. Through her, he was a great-great-grandson of Mississippi senator and governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams had two elder half-brothers; paternal half-brother Robert (also known as Todd) and maternal half-brother McLaurin. He had English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and German ancestry.
While his mother was a practitioner of Christian Science, Williams was raised in the Episcopal Church his father belonged to. During a television interview on Inside the Actors Studio in 2001, Williams credited his mother as an important early influence on his humor, and he tried to make her laugh to gain attention.
Williams attended public elementary school in Lake Forest at Gorton Elementary School (now Gorton Community Center) and middle school at Deer Path Junior High School (now Deer Path Middle School). He described himself as a quiet child who did not overcome his shyness until he became involved with his high school drama department. His friends recall him as very funny.
In late 1963, when Williams was 12, his father was transferred to Detroit. The family lived in a 40-room farmhouse on 20 acres in suburban Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was a student at the private Detroit Country Day School. He excelled in school, where he was on the school’s soccer team and wrestling team and was elected class president.
As both his parents worked, Williams was attended to by the family’s maid, who was his main companion. When Williams was 16, his father took early retirement and the family moved to Marin County, settling in Tiburon, California. Following their move, Williams attended Redwood High School in nearby Larkspur. At the time of his graduation in 1969, he was voted “Most Likely Not to Succeed” and “Funniest” by his classmates.
Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s and is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance
Robin Williams Spouse
Valerie Velardi and Williams met in 1976 while he was working as a bartender at a tavern in San Francisco. In June 1978, Williams married Valerie, following a live-in relationship with comedian Elayne Boosler. Their son Zachary Pym “Zak” Williams was born in 1983. Valarie Velardi and Robin Williams were divorced in 1988.
While it was reported that Williams began an affair with his son’s nanny Marsha Garces in 1986, Valarie stated in the 2018 documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind that the relationship with Garces began after the two had separated.
On April 30, 1989, he married Garces, who was pregnant with his child. They had two children, Zelda Rae Williams, and Cody Alan Williams. In March 2008, Garces filed for divorce from Williams, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in 2010. Robin Williams married his third spouse, graphic designer Susan Schneider, on October 22, 2011, in St. Helena, California.
The two lived at their house in Sea Cliff, San Francisco, California. Robin Williams stated, “My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings.”
Robin Williams Movies
Below is a list of the movies that Robin Williams has appeared on. The list consists of his latest movies that are well known.
» The Final Cut
» House of D
» The Big White
» The Aristocrats
» Paul Provenza
» The Night Listener
» Everyone’s Hero
» Man of the Year
» Happy Feet
» Night at the Museum
» License to Wed
» August Rush
» World’s Greatest Dad
» Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
» Old Dogs
» Happy Feet Two
» The Big Wedding
» The Butler
» The Face of Love
» The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
» A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
» Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
» Absolutely Anything
Robin Williams Last movie
Absolutely Anything, Robin William’s final film, was released in the U.K. in 2015. The comedy, which features Williams voicing the role of a perky dog, is something of a fitting send-off for the comedy legend, as it’s also a reunion of the original Monty Python stars John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, directed by Terry Jones.
The film has a Bruce Almighty lean, starring Simon Pegg as an everyday Brit who suddenly acquires the power to do absolutely anything. Make his body magically buff? Make his dog, portrayed by Williams, suddenly speak? Yes. Bring back everyone who has ever died? Yes—though he quickly regrets that one.
The actor died on August 2014, just three weeks after wrapping his scenes. Absolutely Anything is among a handful of Williams projects released posthumously, including Night at the Museum 3 and Merry Friggin’ Christmas. Williams was quite busy up until his death, working on several films at a time, as well as the TV series The Crazy Ones.
Shortly after Robin Williams’s death, Absolutely Anything was released in the U.K., grossing a little over $2 million. However, critics did not particularly warm to it. Even though the film was not a blockbuster in the U.S. either, there is a wondrous quality to a movie that contains both a legendary comedy reunion and the final performance of the late Williams.
» The Earth Day Special
» Sesame Street
» Big Bird’s Birthday Celebration
» A Wish for Wings That Work
» The Larry Sanders Show
» Homicide: Life on the Street
» One Saturday Morning
» L.A. Doctors
» Whose Line Is It Anyway?
» Freedom: A History of Us
» Life with Bonnie
» Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
» Mind of Mencia
» Blue’s Clues
» Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
» SpongeBob SquarePants
» The Crazy Ones
Robin Williams Death
On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his Paradise Cay, California, home. His body was cremated at Montes Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo and his ashes were scattered over San Francisco Bay the day after his death.
The final autopsy report, released on November 2014, concluded that he “died of ‘asphyxia due to hanging’. Robin Williams was also found with superficial wounds to his hands and arms, most likely caused by a pocketknife lying nearby. Neither alcohol nor illegal drugs were involved, and prescription drugs present in his body were at “therapeutic” levels.
The report also noted that Williams had been suffering “a recent increase in paranoia”. An examination of his brain tissue suggested Williams suffered from “diffuse Lewy body dementia”. Describing the disease as “the terrorist inside my husband’s brain”, his wife Susan Schneider said, “however you look at it—the presence of Lewy bodies took his life,” referring to his previous diagnosis of Parkinson’s.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association clarified the distinction between the term used in the autopsy report, diffuse Lewy body dementia—which is more commonly called diffuse Lewy body disease and refers to the underlying disease process—and the umbrella term, Lewy body dementia—which encompasses both Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
According to LBDA spokesperson Dennis Dickson, “The report confirms he experienced depression, anxiety, and paranoia, which may occur in either Parkinson’s disease or dementia with Lewy bodies … In early PD, Lewy bodies are generally limited in distribution, but in DLB, the Lewy bodies are spread widely throughout the brain, as was the case with Robin Williams.”
A fan-made tribute to Williams at the San Francisco Pacific Heights home used for Mrs. Doubtfire on August 13, 2014. Robin Williams’s death instantly became global news. The entertainment world, friends, and fans responded to his death through social and other media outlets.
His wife, Susan Schneider, said: “I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.” His daughter Zelda Williams responded to his death by stating that the “world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence”.