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My little tribute to Robin Williams
It was during a busy day
(yesterday) when I heard about the death of one of my favorite actors Robin Williams
from a colleague who casually asked me through Skype if I knew him. Apparently,
she had heard from a client too about the news and googled Robin Williams and
then recalled who he was.
Me, I didn’t need to google him
because I knew him. I felt like I grew up seeing his movies, both laughing and
crying to them as well. And like I normally am during deaths, I cried.
went to google and saw news about his death which I didn’t really pay much attention
to because my eyes were clouded in tears just seeing pictures of Robin Williams
flashing on the screen.
I wanted to write a tribute to
him but since I was too busy and too distracted, I couldn’t make one.
I was planning to just re-blog an
old post Great
Movies to Watch but I just needed to make a more personalized one and something
that really required some effort. After all, it was technically my last
farewell to him and his final hurrah!
So here it is....
Robin McLaurin Williams (July
21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, film producer, and
On August 11, 2014, Williams was
found unresponsive at his residence in Marin County, California, and was
pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office,
he hanged himself and died of asphyxiation.
When Williams' father was
transferred to Detroit, the family moved from Chicago to a 40-room farm house
in suburban Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was
a student at the Detroit Country Day School. In
middle school, Williams was bullied and would seek out new routes home to avoid
his tormentors. He
told jokes to his mother to make her laugh and pay attention to him. Williams
spent much of his time alone in the family's large home, playing with his 2,000
toy soldiers. "My only companions, my only friends as a child were my
imagination," he said.
Williams' father was away much of
the time and, when he was home, Williams found him "frightening". His
mother worked too, leaving Williams to be attended to by the maids they
employed. Williams claimed his upbringing left him with an acute fear of
abandonment and a condition he described as "Love Me Syndrome."
When Williams was 16, his father
took early retirement and the family moved to Woodacre, Marin
County, California, where he attended the public Redwood High School in
nearby Larkspur. When he graduated in 1969, the
senior class voted him both "Most Likely Not to Succeed" and
Williams described himself as a
quiet child whose first imitation was of his grandmother to his mother. He did
not overcome his shyness until he became involved with his high school drama
1973, Williams was one of only 20 students accepted into the freshman class at
Juilliard and one of only two students to be accepted by John
Houseman into the Advanced Program at the school that year; the other
was Christopher Reeve. In
his dialects class, Williams had no trouble quickly mastering dialects. Williams
left Juilliard in 1976.
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Also, here are some funny and
memorable lines from him:
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