Robin Williams

Robin Williams

American actor and comedian (1951–2014)
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Robin Williams
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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time.

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Robin Williams was born on Saturday, 21 July 1951 in St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA. His full name at birth was Robin McLaurin Williams. He was best known as an actor. Williams' country of citizenship (nationality) was American. He died on Monday, 11 August 2014 in Paradise Cay, California, USA at the age of 63. He is buried at Cremated; ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay. Robin attended high school at Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA (left way prior to graduation). For university, he studied at Political Science, Claremont Men's College, Claremont, California, USA (dropped out). He was considered to be politically left leaning and was affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). His religion is listed as Anglican / Episcopalian. He was 5' 7" (170 cm) tall and weighed 163 lbs (74 kg) with an average build. He had blue eyes and salt and pepper hair (color). His net worth was reported to be $50,000,000 US dollars. His zodiac star sign was Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Robin McLaurin Williams
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Claim to fame
his roles including the alien Mork from Ork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Adrian Cronauer in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam, John Keating in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, and Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire
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Date of birth
21 July 1951
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Place of birth
St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Date of death
11 August 2014
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Age
63 (age at death)
Place of death
Paradise Cay, California, USA
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Cause of death
Suicide By Hanging (Asphyxia)
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Resting place
Cremated; ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
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Occupation
Actor, Comedian, Voiceover Artist, Writer
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Weight
163 lbs (74 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Frequently played offbeat and eccentric characters
  • Distinctive low-pitched (and extremely versatile) voice
  • Clean-shaven in comedies and bearded in dramatic films
  • Humble and softspoken
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Net worth
$50,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA (left way prior to graduation)
  • Redwood High School, Larkspur, California, USA (1969)
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University
  • Political Science, Claremont Men's College, Claremont, California, USA (dropped out)
  • Drama, College of Marin, Kentfield, California, USA and Novato, California, USA
  • Drama, Juilliard School, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Group 6, 1973–1976)
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Talent agency
Mara Buxbaum (Press Agent, Publicist)
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  • He credited Jonathan Winters and Richard Pryor as his comedic idols.
  • He shared a close bond with Pam Dawber, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Reubens, Fred Travalena, Jim Varney, and Kristin Chenoweth.
  • For his role as Sean Maguire in the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting, he won the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor” in 1998.
  • Is a fan of the sport of Rugby Union, and in particular New Zealand All Black star Jonah Lomu, who flew to San Francisco and gifted him with a signed All Black jersey. On a recent visit to New Zealand they were reunited on national TV, Williams humbly accepting another All Black jersey, except this time it had Jonah's number 11 on the back.
  • After having won the Academy Award for Good Will Hunting (1997), he sent Peer Augustinski (who is his standard German dubbing voice) a little Oscar replica with a note: "Thank you for making me famous in Germany".

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