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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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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 >

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 >

- 500 days ago
Robin Williams -- Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer

Robin Williams
Turned Down HUGE Vegas Offer

Robin Williams turned down a huge Las Vegas offer 2 years before he died ... and sources connected with Robin tell us it's further proof he did NOT have money troubles.TMZ has obtained an AEG Live… READ MORE >

- 532 days ago
'Friday' Star John Witherspoon -- Robin Williams Was A Coke Fiend

'Friday' Star John Witherspoon
Robin Williams Was A Coke Fiend

John Witherspoon has thrown cold water on the homages to Robin Williams ... saying he was a hardcore junkie.Witherspoon -- who played the father in "Friday" -- worked with… READ MORE >

- 536 days ago
Robin Williams' Son -- Smiling and Mingling With Friends

Robin Williams' Son
Smiling and Mingling With Friends

Robin Williams' son Cody put on a brave face ... mingling with friends Tuesday in San Francisco to celebrate his dad's life.Cody was dressed casually as he arrived at an invitation-only event at… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
Robin Williams -- Kid From 'Jumanji' Now Open About HIS Depression

Robin Williams
Kid From 'Jumanji' Now Open About HIS Depression

Robin Williams is inspiring people even in death ... his young co-star from "Jumanji" has decided it's time for people like him suffering from depression to shed the shame. Somehow our photog… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
Robin Williams -- CREMATED -- Ashes Scattered At Sea

Robin Williams
CREMATED Ashes Scattered At Sea

Robin Williams' body was cremated the day after he died ... and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay ... this according to the official death certificate.The document -- issued in Marin… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
Robin Williams -- Suicide Was 'Spontaneous' ... NOT Premeditated

Robin Williams
Suicide Was 'Spontaneous' NOT Premeditated

Robin Williams did not plan his suicide ... in fact, hours before he hanged himself he was making plans for upcoming projects.A confidante of Robin's who spoke with him the day before his body was… READ MORE >

- 541 days ago
Robin Williams -- 'Crazy Ones' Cancellation Devastating ... A 'Personal Failure'

Robin Williams
'Crazy Ones' Cancellation Devastating 'A Personal Failure'

Robin Williams was "devastated' when his TV show, "The Crazy Ones," was cancelled ... sending him into a deep depression that ultimately led to his suicide. Sources who frequently interacted… READ MORE >

- 543 days ago
Robin Williams -- Money Complaints Just Typical 'Divorce Jokes'

Robin Williams
Money Complaints Typical 'Divorce Jokes'

Robin Williams did not have money trouble and money had no connection to his depression ... although he DID complain about being taken to the cleaners "the way most divorced husbands do" ... so… READ MORE >

- 543 days ago

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