“Forgotten Hollywood”- Robin Williams Takes His Own Life…

Posted on August 11, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   Robin Williams has died from an apparent suicide. A master improvisational comedian, he successfully transitioned to television and film. Williams won an Oscar for his supporting performance in Good Will Hunting in 1997.

   A native of Chicago, he was accepted into the Juilliard Academy, where he had several classes in which he and Christopher Reeve were the only students and John Houseman was the teacher. Encouraged by Houseman to pursue comedy, Williams identified with the wildest and angriest of performers: Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin.

   Williams gained notoriety on the television program Mork & Mindy, which also co-starred Winters. It was developed after a number of successful appearances on Laugh-In, Eight is Enough, and especially, The Richard Pryor Show, and Happy Days. He was able to play himself on Saturday Night Live and The Larry Sanders Show. Robin last appeared in a weekly sit-com called The Crazy Ones.

   It was his groundbreaking performance on Mork & Mindy that allowed the manic actor to transition to motion pictures. He had roles in Popeye, The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Bird Cage, Patch Adams, and as the voice of the Genie in Aladdin.

robin   In many instances, he was considered to garner various parts in the Batman series of films as the Joker and the Riddler. Williams actively campaigned to appear as a notable villain, though it never came to fruition.

    Williams was found unconscious in his home in unincorporated Tiburon, California. The Marin County Coroner Division suspects his passing to be suicide by asphyxia, pending an investigation. According to his publicist, Williams was battling severe depression in the time before his death.

   Robin Williams, a comedic genius, was 63.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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