ABC to Air 20/20 Honoring Robin Williams Tonight
ABC News' "20/20" will celebrate the life of Robin Williams, the comedic genius whose death yesterday stunned a nation. "The Life and Death of Robin Williams" will update viewers with the latest news on his untimely death, delve into the unanswered questions, and celebrate the many faces and voices that entertained us all. Anchored by David Muir, The Hour special will feature reporting from Juju Chang and Chris Connelly, as well as Barbara Walters' memories of the man she interviewed several times over the years.
Williams was a fixture of the entertainment world, a renowned comedian, screen actor and stage star. He rose to fame after his role as 'Mork' in the TV series Mork & Mindy and went on to star in the movies Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King and Good Will Hunting, for which he won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The actor starred on the silver screen in comedies such as Popeye, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Night at the Museum and Happy Feet. He recently appeared in the films The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Boulevard and Lee Daniels' The Butler, as well as the comedy series The Crazy Ones opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar. Williams' upcoming projects include Merry Friggin' Christmas, Absolutely Anything and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Williams made his Broadway debut in 2002 in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway and returned in 2011 for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. He also appeared off-Broadway opposite Steve Martin in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in 1988.
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