- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 21, 1951
- Date of passing: Aug 11, 2014
|Let the memory of Robin be with us forever|
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. 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 TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.
His film career included acclaimed work such as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam(1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum(2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He appeared in the music video for Bobby McFerrin's song "Don't Worry, Be Happy".
Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, twoScreen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.
"Thank you, Robin, for your unbridled desire to bring laughter and joy to others in spite of how you felt inside. You are a sensitive loving soul and I always felt fortunate to have met you. Perhaps your death will inspire all of us to give our roses and love to others while they are still with us and most important to listen - really listen - to what is said and not said by our loved ones."
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