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Robin Williams - The Iconic Comedy Star


comedian and Oscar winning actor

Robin Williams is a famous American actor and comedian bron on July 21, 1951, in Chicago, USA. He had a very improvisational style which he has acquired and tuned as he was performing as a stand-up comedian. Robin also worked in the television show which he acted and also started to work in films.

Early Childhood and Growth Years

Robin was the single child in his family and he spent most of his time alone without many friends and imagining/memorizing things. He devoted his time in developing his imagination - spending the time only in remembering Jonathan Winters' comedy records.

Robin studied political science after high school at Claremont Men's College. He also opted for drama course at Marin College in California and Juilliard.

First Cast for Robin Williams

Robin's first break came with Happy Days episode where he played a nerdy space alien. After that he portrayed as Mork from Ork where his work was recognized by producer Gary Marshall, who gave him break as a self situation Comedian series. This series ran from 1978 to 1982 for 4 years. Due to the popularity of the serial, Williams become very famous and considered in the likes of Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, etc.

Robin Williams troubled childhood

Robin faced tough childhood. He was bullied badly in the school because he was chubby. Most of time, he was alone and liked spending time alone rather than with friends inorder to avoid confrontation. After few years, he lost weight and became thin. He used this opportunity to entertain his freinds and classmates. He made them lauggh and gained respect for yourself.

After winning a full scholarship to the famous Juilliard School in New York City, he was trained thoroughly in drama and theatre. He also studied with Christopher Reeve who was his great friend till Reeves death in 2004.

Robin married Valerie Velardi in 1978 who was her classmate. Robin has a son named Zachary.

Filmography and Career of Robin Williams

Some of the most popular work of Robin included the following:

  1. Good Will Hunting
  2. Dead Poets Society
  3. The Richard Pryor Show
  4. Laugh-In and Eight as alien Mork.
  5. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  6. The Fisher King
  7. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  8. Dead Poets Society
  9. Hook
  10. Popeye
  11. The World According to Garp
  12. Awakenings
  13. The Fisher King in Aladdin
  14. Good Will Hunting
  15. Mrs. Doubtfire
  16. Night at the Museum

Williams won many awards - some of the these awards are as follows:

1. The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Good Will Hunting.

2. He has two Emmy Awards

3. Robin has six Golden Globe Awards

4. Screen Actors Guild Awards,

5. Four Grammy Awards

Family Life Challenges of Robin

While his career was taking off well, Williams faced lot of issues in his personal life. He was married and divorced twice and he actually paid more than $30 Million on 2 divorce caases. His children, Zachary, Zelda, and Cody and taken care by the Robin Willam trust.

Robin was battling with depression and Parkinson's Disease

Robin had experienced some of the Parkinson's symptoms since the year 2011. He also had a small tremor in his left arm which restricted his movements and slowed him down.

He has some incredible sensitivity which has made his symptoms more confusing and he become more vulnerable.

Health Issues of Robin

William was addicted to Cocaine in the late seventies. In March 2009, he was hospitalized and treated due to heart problems. In mid-2014, Williams finally took help for his illness and and joined a treatment centre.


Robin died on August 9th 2014.

Robins widow susan

Due to the long suffering in life due to social pressures, commitments, etc, his life was a roller coaster.

Sometimes crying or laughing
are the only options left,
and laughing feels better right now.

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