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Robin Williams

(1951 - 2014)
Date of Birth - July 21st, 1951 - Chicago, IL
Date of Passing - August 11th, 2014 - Paradise Cay, CA
Age: 63 years old

Robin Williams's Lifetime

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. 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. 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. He was known for his improvisational skills.

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 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), comedy The Birdcage (1996), and the Night at the Museum trilogy.

In 1998, Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. In addition, Williams was nominated thrice in the Best Actor for his performances in Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King. He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards throughout his career, and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009.

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Elementary Class Picture 5th Grade
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Robins 5th grade picture. He is third from the left in the first row in this photo.
 
(image source chicagotribune.com)

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March 12, 1958
A Young Robin Williams
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A young studio picture of Robin Williams. Not sure of Robins age in this picture.

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May 4, 1967
Detroit Country Day School Yearbook
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A school yearbook picture showing Robin in 1967.

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September 18, 1969
High School Yearbook Picture
By DLT_Demo 33

Robins 1969 high school yearbook picture

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September 12, 1973
Attending Juilliard in 1973
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In 1973 Robin got accepted into Julliard. He roomed with Christopher Reeve and they became very close friends up until Christopher Reeves death in 2004.

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June 7, 1975
Stand-up Comedy Career Begins
By DLT_Demo 36

Robin started his stand-up career around this time. He worked his way up from tending bar to getting on stage to perform his comedy routine.

August 1, 1977
First Movie Role
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Williams first film was the 1977 low-budget comedy Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses?.

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February 5, 1978
Happy Days - My Favorite Orkan
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Robin appeared as "Mork" in an episode of the TV show Happy Days.
Mork, attempts to take Richie Cunningham back to his planet of Ork as a human specimen, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie. In the initial broadcast of this episode, it all turned out to be a dream that Richie had, but when Mork proved so popular, the ending was re-edited to show Mork erasing the experience from everyones minds, thus meaning the event had actually happened and was not a dream

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April 10, 1981
Popeye
By DLT_Demo 21

His first major performance was as the title character in Popeye (1981); though the film was a commercial flop, the role allowed Williams to showcase the acting skills previously demonstrated in his television work.
(source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams)

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March 29, 1986
Comic Relief USA
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In 1986, Williams teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal to found Comic Relief USA, an annual HBO television benefit devoted to the homeless, which has raised $80 million, as of 2014

A Young Robin Williams

A Young Robin Williams

A young studio picture of Robin Williams. Not sure of Robins age in this picture.

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March 12, 1958
Detroit Country Day School Yearbook

Detroit Country Day School Yearbook

A school yearbook picture showing Robin in 1967.

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May 4, 1967
Stand-up Comedy Career Begins

Stand-up Comedy Career Begins

Robin started his stand-up career around this time. He worked his way up from tending bar to getting on stage to perform his comedy routine.

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June 7, 1975
Elementary Class Picture 5th Grade

Elementary Class Picture 5th Grade

Robins 5th grade picture. He is third from the left in the first row in this photo.
 
(image source chicagotribune.com)

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11/31/1900
High School Yearbook Picture

High School Yearbook Picture

Robins 1969 high school yearbook picture

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September 18, 1969

First Movie Role

Williams first film was the 1977 low-budget comedy Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses?.

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August 1, 1977
Happy Days - My Favorite Orkan

Happy Days - My Favorite Orkan

Robin appeared as "Mork" in an episode of the TV show Happy Days.
Mork, attempts to take Richie Cunningham back to his planet of Ork as a human specimen, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie. In the initial broadcast of this episode, it all turned out to be a dream that Richie had, but when Mork proved so popular, the ending was re-edited to show Mork erasing the experience from everyones minds, thus meaning the event had actually happened and was not a dream

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February 5, 1978
Flubber Movie

Flubber Movie

Robin starred in the this movie.

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November 26, 1997
Popeye

Popeye

His first major performance was as the title character in Popeye (1981); though the film was a commercial flop, the role allowed Williams to showcase the acting skills previously demonstrated in his television work.
(source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams)

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April 10, 1981
Attending Juilliard in 1973

Attending Juilliard in 1973

In 1973 Robin got accepted into Julliard. He roomed with Christopher Reeve and they became very close friends up until Christopher Reeves death in 2004.

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September 12, 1973
Comic Relief USA

Comic Relief USA

In 1986, Williams teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal to found Comic Relief USA, an annual HBO television benefit devoted to the homeless, which has raised $80 million, as of 2014

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March 29, 1986
Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

Williams's roles in comedy and dramatic films garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his role as a psychologist in Good Will Hunting).

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December 5, 1997
Robin Willaims Death

Robin Willaims Death

On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his home in Paradise Cay, California at age 63. An examination of his brain tissue revealed the presence of "diffuse Lewy body dementia," which may have been misdiagnosed as Parkinsons disease. Williams doctors reportedly believe that Lewy body dementia "was the critical factor" that led to his suicide. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay on August 12

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August 11, 2014
Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam

His first major break came from his starring role in director Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), which earned Williams a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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December 23, 1987
A Young Robin Williams
Detroit Country Day School Yearbook
Stand-up Comedy Career Begins
Elementary Class Picture 5th Grade
High School Yearbook Picture
Happy Days - My Favorite Orkan
Flubber Movie
Popeye
Attending Juilliard in 1973
Comic Relief USA
Good Will Hunting
Robin Willaims Death
Good Morning, Vietnam
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