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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951) is an American actor and comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy, and later stand-up comedy work, Williams has performed in many feature films since 1980. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. He has also won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Laura McLaurin (née Smith, 1922–2001), was a former model from New Orleans, Louisiana. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams (September 10, 1906 – October 18, 1987), was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company in charge of the Midwest region. His maternal great-great-grandfather was senator and Mississippi governor Anselm J. McLaurin. Williams is of English, Welsh, Irish, and French ancestry. He was raised in the Episcopal Church (his mother practiced Christian Science). He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was a student at the Detroit Country Day School, and later moved to Woodacre, Marin County, California, where he attended the public Redwood High School.

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Robin Williams -- Wife and Kids Still Fighting ... Over High-Priced Bike Collection

Robin Williams
Wife & Kids Still Fighting Over High-Priced Bike Collection

Robin Williams' widow and his three kids are still warring over his possessions, including his super-expensive collection of bicycles. The attorney for Susan Williams, Robin's widow,… READ MORE >

Robin Williams -- Wife Says She's Getting Shortchanged

Robin Williams
Wife Says She's Getting Shortchanged

Robin Williams' widow says she's not getting enough money to make ends meet ... but Robin's kids think she's getting what she deserves. Susan Schneider filed legal docs in which she complains… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
'Jumanji' Star -- Film Reboot Not Right Without Robin Williams

'Jumanji' Star
Film Reboot Not Right Without Robin

Bradley Pierce, the little kid from "Jumanji," doesn't want Sony to roll the dice on the reboot ... and for good reason. Pierce hasn't been asked to reprise his role… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Robin Williams -- Judge Tells Widow & Kids ... Squash Property Beef Out of Court

Robin Williams
Judge Tells Widow & Kids Squash Property Beef Out of Court

Robin Williams' children and his widow have 11 days to settle their war over his personal items ... before a judge weighs in on the dispute. During a hearing in San Francisco today ... the judge… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Robin Williams -- Widow and Kids in Bitter Fight Over Property

Robin Williams
Widow and Kids Bitter Fight Over Property

Robin Williams' widow is fighting his 3 children over property the kids say is clearly theirs ... and the dispute is so bad it has ended up in court.Susan Schneider has filed legal docs… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
'Mrs. Doubtfire' House -- Hit By Arsonist

'Mrs. Doubtfire' House
Hit By Arsonist

Oh dear ... someone tried to burn down the San Francisco home made famous in "Mrs. Doubtfire."It happened at 8:00 PM Monday.  The owner of the home, a doctor, believes the culprit is a… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Robin Williams -- Dementia Hallucinations Triggered Suicide

Robin Williams
Dementia Hallucinations Triggered Suicide

Robin Williams' suicide was triggered by a horrible disease called Lewy Body Dementia ... sources connected with his family tell TMZ.TMZ has obtained documents showing Williams was struggling with… READ MORE >

- 295 days ago
Robin Williams -- Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia

Robin Williams
Suicide Triggered by Depression, Parkinson's, Paranoia

Robin Williams was struggling with his Parkinson's, anxiety, depression and paranoia just before he committed suicide ... this according the Coroner's report.   The paranoia… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Mike Tyson -- Robin Williams' Drug Dealer ... Was My Drug Dealer

Mike Tyson
Robin Williams' Drug Dealer ... Was My Drug Dealer

Mike Tyson says he and Robin Williams battled drug addiction TOGETHER -- and bonded over the fact they bought drugs from the same "lowlife dealer."Mike appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" on… READ MORE >

- 308 days ago
Robin Williams -- Private Celebrity Tribute Held

Robin Williams
Private Celebrity Tribute Held

Robin William's famous friends and family gathered for a private memorial Saturday in San Francisco ... and Billy Crystal was in tears during the emotional tribute.The event was reportedly held at… READ MORE >

- 339 days ago

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