Robin Williams

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Full Name: Robin Williams


Profession: Actor and Comedian
Why Famous: 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
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Died: August 11, 2014 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Suspected suicide

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

Historical Events in the Life of Robin Williams

  • 1988-05-15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman
  • 1989-06-02 "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres