Robin Williams

Leo Luo, Guest Writer

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Robin Williams was a famous American actor and comedian. He was born on July 21, 1951 and died on August 11, 2014. He acted for over 42 years of his live. Before he died, he performed countless classic films, such as Mrs.Doubtfire and Patch Adams. He had three children, including Zelda Williams a comedy actor. He lived in San Francisco Bay. Before that he lived in Chicago, and his alma mater was The Juilliard School. He is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance, and he was known for his improvisational skills. After his first starring film role in Popeye,  Williams starred or co-starred in various films that achieved both critical acclaim and financial success, including Good Morning, The Bird Cage, and Jumanji. During his life, Williams won lots of prizes, like a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor five times, and Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album four times. On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Bay, California, at the age of 63. His wife attributed the reason for his suicide to Williams’ struggle with Lewy body disease.

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