One of the most popular and loved entertainers of his generation and for generations to come, Robin Williams started his journey as an actor on-screen with the television sitcom “Mork & Mindy” (1978 to 1982), in which he played an alien,who arrived on earth in an egg-shaped spacecraft.
Unfortunately, the actor, Robin Williams left for the abode yesternight, August 11, 2014.
In reference to the actor’s body of work, “The White House released a statement by Barack Obama, who said: “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.””
His flawless acting, appealing aura and a soothing charm coupled with great works brought him success through 1987’s “Good Morning Vietnam”, where he played a motormouth US military disc jockey, 1989’s “Dead Poet’s Society” as a maverick English teacher and 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” which earned him the Academy Award for the best supporting actor. He also lent his voice to Disney’s blue Genie in “Aladdin” among many other notable works that has appealed to cine-lovers across time and region.
An excerpt from Dead Poet’s Society, by English teacher John Keating played by Robin Williams, beautifully reaffirms the belief in life and all things beautiful, with these words, “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race“.