On One Year Anniversary of His Passing, BWW Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Memorable Performances
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Academy Award winner Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11, 2014 the age of 63.The talented star was a fixture in the world of of entertainment, a renowned comedian, screen actor and stage star with five Grammys to his credit and three charting albums on the Billboard 200. 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' most recent projects included 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. Below, BWW pays tribute to the multi-talented star with video of some of his most memorable performances!
'I Yam What I Yam' from the 1980 comedy POPYE, starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall.
Williams and Wayne Brady showed off their improv skills in a gospel duet on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'
Ryan Seacrest introduced America to the 'Russian Idol' on FOX's AMERICAN IDOL
Williams took on the role of Armand Goldman in THE BIRDCAGE, the1996 film adaptation of La Cage Aux Folles. Watch him partner with co-star Gene Hackman in 'We Are Family.'
Dude Look Like a Lady! Watch Williams in this iconic scene from Mrs. Doubtfire
Williams lent his voice to Genie in Disney's animated hit film ALADDIN. Watch his performance of 'Friend Like Me'
Mrs. Doubfire image courtesy of 20th Century Fox