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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 in Rehab Facility to Maintain Sobriety

Robin Williams
In Rehab Facility To Maintain Sobriety

Robin Williams is at a rehab facility again ...but his people tell TMZ it's NOT because he fell off the wagon.Williams is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center near Lindstrom, Minnesota.Robin is… READ MORE >

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel -- Matthew Lawrence Would Be 'On Board'

Matthew Lawrence
I'm All In For 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel

At least one of Robin Williams' goddamn "Mrs. Doubtfire" kids wants in on the sequel ... Matthew Lawrence tells TMZ he would love to be a part of it!The Internet exploded on Wednesday after it was… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Paul Michael Glaser and Robin Williams -- Livin' The Scruff Life

PAUL MICHAEL GLASER
AND ROBIN WILLIAMS Livin' the Scruff Life!

Here's 70-year-old "Starsky and Hutch" actor Paul Michael Glaser donning a silver beard and shut-in inspired swag in London this week (left) -- while 62-year-old "Mork and Mindy" actor Robin… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Robin Williams -- Secret Comedy Show in Hollywood

Robin Williams
Secret Comedy Show in Hollywood

Cool thing happened in Hollywood last night ... when Robin Williams dropped by a small comedy club on Sunset Blvd. unannounced ... and asked if he could perform. It all went down at a place called… READ MORE >

- 801 days ago
Robin Williams & New Wife -- The Honeymoon PDA in Paris

Robin Williams & New Wife
The Honeymoon PDA in Paris

Newlyweds Robin Williams and his third wife Susan Schneider enjoyed a public display of face sucking while on their honeymoon in Paris on Tuesday.The couple were married in California this weekend. READ MORE >

- 992 days ago
Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth -- Vote!

Celebrity Scruff vs. Smooth
Vote!

Some of Hollywood's smoothest actors have had to sport beards from time to time. Check out these leading men and tell us if you prefer them with or without face scruff.Hair today, gone tomorrow. READ MORE >

- 1100 days ago
Robin Williams & Daniel Day Lewis -- Twinsies!

Robin Williams & Daniel Day Lewis -- Twinsies!

Oscar winners Robin Williams, 59, and Daniel Day Lewis, 53, must share the same, er, stylist.Robin showed off his bearded look in NYC this week (left) -- while DDL added a hat and scarf to the… READ MORE >

- 1227 days ago
Robin Williams Loses 'A Couple of Dicks'

Robin Williams
Loses 'A Couple of Dicks'

Robin Williams just lost a $6 million lawsuit over the movie "Cop Out" -- formerly titled "A Couple of Dicks."Williams had sued Gold Circle Films, claiming he was hired to star in the flick and… READ MORE >

- 1620 days ago
Robin Williams -- What Heart Problems?

Robin Williams -- What Heart Problems?

Looking good after undergoing heart surgery back in March, Robin Williams smacked a wet one on his new mystery lady friend in NYC on Monday.Last year, Robin and his kid's former nanny-turned-wife… READ MORE >

- 1692 days ago
Robin Williams -- Following Doctor's Orders

Robin Williams -- Following Doctor's Orders

Robin Williams was looking and feeling great in NYC yesterday -- the first time we've seen him since he underwent heart surgery back in March -- but he says there's one thing he loves that he… READ MORE >

- 1887 days ago

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