Comic Genius Robin Williams Dies at 63

August 12, 2014

Legendary actor and comedic genius Robin McLaurin Williams was found dead in his home on August 11 from an apparent suicide.  He was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  He later moved to Marin County, California.  Williams attended Claremont Men’s College to study political science and then left when he attained a full scholarship to study theatre at Julliard School.  Once he left school, he began performing at nightclubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of “Happy Days” and the spin-off “Mork & Mindy.”  Following his success on television, Williams continued to fill iconic roles in: “Good Will Hunting,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Aladdin,” “Jumanji,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Mrs. Doubfire,” “Patch Adams,” and so many others.

 

One of the most recent projects of Williams’ brought him to Atlanta.  “Merry Friggin’ Christmas” tells the story of Boyd Mitchler and his family, who must spend Christmas with their estranged family of misfits.  The film also stars (pictured above from left to right): Lauren Graham, Joel McHale, Oliver Platt, and Candice Bergen. 

 

This film is set to release in early November.

 

Williams has a total of four films that will be release following his tragic death: “Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Boulevard,” and “Absolutely Anything.”

 

Image from Access Atlanta website

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