Robin Williams (US actor & comedian)

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 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), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.

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), the war comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), the dramas Dead Poets Society (1989) and Awakenings (1990), the comedy-drama The Fisher King (1991), a voice role in the Disney animated musical fantasy Aladdin (1992), the drama Good Will Hunting (1997), and the psychological thriller One Hour Photo (2002), as well as financial successes such as the fantasy adventure 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).

Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards throughout his career.

On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California.

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Discography

Album

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

Album + Live

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

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Pecos Bill Robin Williams & Ry Cooder 1

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