Monday, December 7, 2015

Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (1951 –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.
With Tom Cruise

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 fantasy adventure-comedy Night at the Museum (2006).
Williams committed suicide on August 11, 2014, at his home in unincorporated Paradise Cay, California, at the age of 63.

1 comment:

  1. I have always admired Robin Williams as an actor and a person. I didn't realise that he often wore a beret. I just saw a photo of him later in life wearing a beret and it looks so natural on him. Anyone who has witnessed the cruelty and suffering caused by Lewy Body Disease can understand why Robin took his life. The disease was a sad end to a brilliant star, not his suicide.