Academy Award-winning actor and stand-up comedian Robin Williams died aged 63 on August 11, 2014 in his home in Tiburon, California. Williams was famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, and Good Will Hunting. We celebrate his life and legacy with a collection of tributes and archived interviews.
The Laugh Factory Celebrates Robin Williams
Robin Williams may be known best for his work on the small and silver screens, but he was also a staple in the stand up comedy scene. Comedians at The Laugh Factory, where Williams had been performing for more than three decades, paid tribute last night. (Take Two, KPCC, 8/12/2014)
Robin Williams: A Tribute
Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar. (Morning Edition, NPR, 8/12/2014)
Robin Williams: Stand-Up Act to Oscar Winner
For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm. (All Things Considered, NPR, 8/11/2014)