Robin Williams (US actor & comedian)

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. 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, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.

On August 11, 2014, Williams died of an apparent suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Reality… What a Concept Robin Williams 2
1983 Throbbing Python of Love Robin Williams 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1986 A Night at the Met Live Robin Williams 4 4
2002 Live 2002 Live Robin Williams 3 1
2009 Weapons of Self Destuction Live Robin Williams 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Pecos Bill Soundtrack Robin Williams & Ry Cooder 1

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