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Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Chicago-born, Williams started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. He is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as an alien called Mork in the TV sci-fi sitcom series Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills. 

After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred or co-starred in various films that achieved both critical acclaim and financial success, including Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, The Birdcage, and Good Will Hunting. He also starred in widely acclaimed films such as The World According to Garp, Moscow on the Hudson, Awakenings, The Fisher King, One Hour Photo, and World's Greatest Dad, as well as box office hits such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Night at the Museum

Williams won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards throughout his career. 

On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California, at the age of 63, which his wife attributed to his struggle with Lewy body disease.

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Definitely worth every star...

This short bio is very informative. If you're a fan like me, you probably already know most of what's said about his film career. I found the parts about his personal life the most fascinating. I had no idea Robin was with John Belushi the night before John died. This book also gives a pretty detailed account of what was going on in Robin's personal life at the time of his own death. From failed marriages to addiction issues, I now have a better understanding of what led to his demise. It was such a shock the way the lights dimmed on this vibrantly bright star. This book gets to the heart of the public Robin we love and the real Robin we only thought we knew. Kevin Theis always does such an excellent job narrating and there's no shortage of his talent in this book. I think all Robin Williams fans should add this little gem to their collection of book's. I was given a free copy of this book and have voluntarily decided to leave this review.

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Narrator was annoying

I felt the narrator was a bit annoying. He sounded angry or too excited. Was distracting.

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absolute rip off

I am disgusted by this shameless attempt to capitalize on the loss of a comedy genius. I bought this with hopes to learn more about him or gain some insight into the stories of his life.
NOPE! this was written to be more of a slightly extended obituary ...

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