Robin Williams

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Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian born in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Williams originally became popular for his portrayal of the alien Mork in the TV comedy Mork & Mindy. He also became an established stand-up comedian an film actor as well. Some of his most highly acclaimed work came in movies such as Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, Awakenings, The Birdcage, and Good Morning, Vietnam. Some of the accolades he earned throughout his career include an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guilds Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Grammy Awards. Williams was married to Valerie Velardi and had three children. In 2014, Williams died at the age of 63 after being found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, California.

14 Sep, 1978

Mork and Mindy

TV Appearance

Robin Williams stars in ABC’s thirty minute comedy serial Mork and Mindy. Mork is sent from planet Ork to investigate the primitive lifestyle of earthlings. His spaceship egg lands in Boulder, Colorado, and he makes friends with Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber). Once Mork reveals to Mindy that he is an alien, she agrees to keep it a secret and to help him adjust to life on Earth. Producer Gary Williams:

He was all set to go, I said, “All right, Robin, we have three cameramen … Okay, Robin, ready, action.” And he ran around, he did a very funny thing, he ad-libbed a little, he said the lines, he was all over the place, and I yell, “Cut! Great!” And to Sam, my oldest cameraman, I said, “Did you get that, Sam?” And Sam said, “Never came by here.” I said, “You gotta move the camera, Sam. The man’s a genius.” And Sam said, “If he’s a genius, he could hit that mark right over there and he’ll be on camera.” So we hired a fourth camera, just to follow Robin.”

Mork And Mindy TV Show Opening Theme Season One 1978

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