Robin Williams When the Laughter Stops 1951 2014

Robin Williams   When the Laughter Stops 1951 2014
Author: Emily Herbert
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-10-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781784183394

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With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation.Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his lightning-quick improvisation and ability to riff lewdly off any cue thrown at him, Robin was that rare thing - a true comic genius who appealed to adults and children equally.He could also play it straight, and empathetic depth came to him naturally. A poignant performance in Good Will Hunting won him an Academy Award whilst his masterfully chilling turn in psychological thriller Insomnia shocked audiences and hinted at a darker side.What truly caught the imagination, though, was his good-heartedness. Warmth radiated from him on-screen, but he was legendary for his off-screen acts of selfless generosity. Where most Hollywood A-listers demand outrageous pampering in their contract riders, he always insisted that the production company hire a full quota of homeless people to help make his movies.But behind the laughter lay a deeply troubled man, and tragedy would follow. At midday, on 11 August 2014, Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. The verdict was suicide. He had battled depression and addiction for many years and was allegedly beset by financial difficulties.Virginia Blackburn's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and warmth, but also attempts to understand what could have driven such a gentle and gifted man to so tragic an end. This is Robin Williams, the life, the laughter, and the deep sorrow of the man who made the world smile.


Author: Dave Itzkoff
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781627794251

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

The Films of Robin Williams

The Films of Robin Williams
Author: Johnson Cheu
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-05-28
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781476635637

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From his first appearance as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, Robin Williams was heralded as a singular talent. In the pre–cable television era, he was one of the few performers to successfully transition from TV to film. An Oscar-winning actor and preternaturally quick-witted comedian, Williams became a cultural icon, leaving behind a large and varied body of work when he unexpectedly took his own life in 2014. This collection of new essays brings together a range of perspectives on Williams and his oeuvre, including beloved hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. Contributors explore his earlier work (Mork and Mindy, The World According to Garp) and his political and satirical films (Moscow on the Hudson, Toys). Williams’s darker, less well-known fare, such as Being Human, One Hour Photo, Final Cut and Boulevard, is also covered. Williams’s artistry has become woven into the fabric of our global media culture.

TIME Remembering Robin Williams

TIME Remembering Robin Williams
Author: The Editors of TIME
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-08-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781547852024

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TIME Magazine presents Remembering Robin Williams.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams
Author: Andy Dougan
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1999-08-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1560252138

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A biography written with the benefit of interviews with the actor himself, as well as his co-stars and longtime friends, chronicles his isolated childhood, his rise to fame, and his battle against drug addiction

Claims Department Robin Williams Memorial

Claims Department   Robin Williams Memorial
Author: Christopher J Garcia,JC Arkham,Chuck Serface
Publsiher: Office Supply Publishing
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2014-08-18
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Christopher J Garcia, JC Arkham, Violente Seraph, Chuck Serface, and others look at the impact, work, and legacy of Robin Williams, from his days as a stand-up to his rise in films, to the impact of his death on those that admired him.

PEOPLE Robin Williams

PEOPLE Robin Williams
Author: The Editors of PEOPLE
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-07-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781547851980

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The editors of PEOPLE Magazine present Robin Williams.

Robin Williams Biography The Truth Behind The Comedian Genius

Robin Williams Biography   The Truth Behind The Comedian Genius
Author: Chris Dicker
Publsiher: Chris Dicker
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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What happened to Robin Williams? Why he attempted a suicide? What's the reason behind it? Clearly, Robin was in pain. He successfully managed to hide it all with his indisputable talent as a comedian. This book is about his life, about his embarrassments, about his victories and legacy. We'll always remember a great man of courage, generosity and spirit. In this book, you'll learn more about Robin Williams than what you saw on stage when he performed through the years. It's something that it will enable you to connect with him beyond laughter and jokes. It's the story of his life. After all, behind every joke, there's some sense of truth. Are you ready to learn the truth? Grab your copy now!