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12 Amazing but Lesser Known Facts about the Late King of Comedy Robin Williams

By Andrew Alpin, 16 October 2017


You loved him in Patch Adams and Mrs. Doubtfire, he enthralled you in Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam, he was hysterical in Jumanji but yet the man who made us laugh suffered silently inside from depression that took a toll on him till he succumbed and breathed his last on 11th August 2014. Robin Williams’s death was a shock to all of his fans and even as it has been two years since his demise, we still remember the man who truly symbolized the profound mask of a clown who we adored and smiled at oblivious of the torment and turmoil within. Robin Williams was a genius in acting and a genius performer.

His teachers at Juilliard acting school stand testimony to his achievements where one of his teachers suggested he leave as there was nothing more the school could teach him. They agreed he was a genius. As we chose to honor one of Hollywood’s most loved stars, simply because he deserves to be remembered, here are 12 little-known facts about Robin Williams. We aren’t going to dwell on the trivia and dates but of those bits of information that were truly interesting anecdotes of his life. 

1He performed on the street in New York

In the early days of trying to launch his career, Williams struggled to make money and even performed a mime act every day on the street outside New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to earn money. He was more or less successful in performing his own standup comedy act in San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Robin Williams early career

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