Monday, August 11, 2014
Never to be forgotten:
Robin Williams 1951-2014
The stand-up comic came to national prominence in the sitcom Mork and Mindy (pictured here), but his acting career grew and he won an Oscar for his dramatic portrayal of a psychiatrist in Good Will Hunting. Among his genre roles are Night at the Museum, The Final Cut, Bicentennial Man, What Dreams May Come, Flubber , Jumanji, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Faerie Tale Theatre. A favorite role of mine is in a movie where reincarnation is a major plot device, Kenneth Brannagh's Dead Again. I admit my criteria are completely arbitrary in these cases, but I don't quite consider this genre.
I must admit I am in a state of shock over the news, much the same way I felt about Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Gandolfini. I still don't quite believe it.
Best wishes to the family and friends of Robin Williams, from an avid fan. He is never to be forgotten.