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Oscar Winning Actor Robin Williams died

Aug 12, 2014 12:24 IST

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California on 11 August 2014. He was 63.

Robin Williams was remarkably known for his accurate impersonations. He will be remembered for his crazy comic personality and great dramatic performances hereafter.


Robin Williams
• Born in Chicago on 21 July 1951, Robin Williams attended Juilliard School.
• He began his career in 1970s as a stand-up comedian. Some of his tours were An Evening with Robin Williams (1982) and Robin Williams LIVE on Broadway (2002).
• Williams made his acting debut in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
• He established himself as an actor through films like Dead Poets Society in 1989 and Good Will Hunting in 1997.
• His fame came through with the Television show Mork & Mindy which was personally scripted for Williams’ improvisations. Mork & Mindy presented his work before a larger audience and gave him his first Emmy nomination.
• His work earned him eight Emmy nominations, out of which he won two Emmys- one Emmy award in 1987 for comedy special Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin and other in 1988 for ABC Presents: A Royal Gala.
• Williams earned an Oscar award for his performance in Good Will Hunting as a supporting actor.
• In his lifetime, Williams received four four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
• In 2004, Robin Williams was ranked 13th on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

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