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Robin Williams biography

Robin Williams

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American actor Robin Williams
birth name

Robin McLaurin WilliamsRobin Williams

BornJuly 21, 1951
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedAugust 11, 2014 (aged 63)
Paradise Cay, Marin County, California, U.S.
EducationJuilliard School (dropped out)
Film debutmusical comedy Popeye (1980)
height5' 7" (1.7 m)
Years active1976–2014
Spouse
  • Valerie Velardi
     (m. 1978; div. 1988)
  • Marsha Garces
     (m. 1989; div. 2010)
  • Susan Schneider
     (m. 2011; his death 2014)
Children3; including Zelda Williams

Biography

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Robin McLaurin Williams was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana.

Famous movies

The World According to Garp (1982), the war comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), the dramas Dead Poets Society (1989) and Awakenings (1990), the comedy-drama The Fisher King (1991),film Hook (1991), the comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), the fantasy adventure Jumanji (1995), the comedy The Birdcage (1996), and the fantasy adventure-comedy Night at the Museum (2006).

Facts

received two Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards

Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, Marin County, California

October 1997: Ranked #63 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Studied at Julliard with actor Christopher Reeve. The two remained good friends until Reeve's death in 2004.
Co-owned the Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco with Robert De Niro and fellow Bay area resident Francis Ford Coppola.

Quotes

See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I believe I could do dance on ice, or play in a musical of Freud's life called "It's Your Mother" - or maybe one for the symbolists: "Jung at Heart". There's always the one about India: "The Gandhi Man Can".
Jonathan Winters was my mentor. I told him that and he said, "Please, I prefer idol".


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