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Robin Williams

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
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Profession: Actor and Comedian

United States of America

Biography: Rose to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series "Mork & Mindy", he went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and as a critically acclaimed actor.

Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Good Will Hunting".

He has also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

Born: July 21, 1951
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: August 11, 2014 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Committed suicide by hanging himself

Married Life

  • 1978-06-04 Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams (26) weds first wife Valerie Velardi
  • 1988-12-06 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage
  • 1989-04-30 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California
  • 2008-03-21 Second wife Marsha Garces divorces comedian Robin Williams (56) after nearly 19 years of marriage due to irreconcilable differences
  • 2011-10-22 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

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