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By: Addie Spahn

The Life and Death of Robin Williams

You have probably heard about Robin Williams devastating death, but I think it is his life that should be remembered. Robin Mclaurin Williams was born in Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951. His parents were Robert Fitzgerald Williams and Laura Mclaurin. He grew up in Bloomsfield, Michigan. When his dad retired, Robin was sixteen. Then they moved to Marin County in Northern California. Robin first went to Claremount College and studied political science and played soccer. There he took improvisation classes and absolutely loved the fact that he could be so many people than just himself. He left Claremount College and went to the College of Marin County to study acting. He won a scholarship to Julliard in New York City. At Julliard Robin met Valerie Velardi, the love of his life at the time. Williams married her and together they had a son named Zachery Pym Williams but they called him Zak for short. The two divorced and then a few years later Robin met Marsha Grace. They were married and had a daughter named Zelda Ray Williams because of the video game "The Legends of Zelda." A few years later Robin and Marsha had a son named Cody Williams. Through his life Robin struggled with depression and substance abuse. Sadly, he ended it all by committing suicide in his home in Paradise Cay, California on August 21, 2014.

Robin Williams is best known for being an American actor and comedian. In Robin's career he was in fifty nine movies and eleven TV shows. A few of the movies are Jumangi in 1995, Mrs. Doubtfire in 1993, and Aladdin in 1992. A few of the TV shows are Mork and Mindy from 1978-1982, The Crazy Ones from 2013-2014, and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968-1973. Robin began his career as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He also was in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. Throughput his career he won five Grammys, four Golden Globes, two Emmys, and one Oscar and many more awards and honors. Robin has won forty awards and was nominated for more than fifty times.

Here are a few of the many famous Robin Williams quotes "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." "I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone." Like Robin Williams says "You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." But the truth is he was our only spark of madness and we lost it forever, but he will remain in our hearts until the day we die because Robin Williams is so special to America because of his heartfelt work he felt like family to us his fans.

Chicago, Illinois: The birthplace of Robin Williams

Although they call Chicago, Illinois "The Windy City" there are eleven more windier places. Robin Williams was born in the Windy City of Chicago at Wesley Memorial Hospital on July 21, 1951. The population of Chicago, Illinois is 2.719 million people. A few of the many celebrities that were born in Chicago are Robin Williams, Walt Disney, Ben Savage, Mr. T, and Bob Newhart.

Here is some of the annual weather in Chicago. The annual high is 56.8 degrees F, the annual low is 49.65 degrees F. The average annual precipitation rainfall is 33.2 inches. The days with rain is one hundred and twenty days of the year. The hours of sunshine are 2,611 hours.

Famous landmarks in Chicago include Wrigley field, US Cellular field, Soldier field, Navy Pier, and Shedd Aquarium. Others include Buckingham fountain. Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Lego land, American Girl, United Center, and 360 Chicago.

Top 10 Robin Williams Movies

  1. Good Will Hunting
  2. Aladdin
  3. Insomnia
  4. Good Morning, Vietnam
  5. Moscow On The Hudson
  6. World's Greatest Dad
  7. Awakenings
  8. Dead Poets Society
  9. The Fisher King
  10. One Hour Photo
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Robin Williams Auction

Friday, Oct. 17th 2014 at 9pm

Calabasas, CA, United States

Calabasas, CA

A piece of pop culture history made famous by the late actor Robin Williams, the red spacesuit he wore in his breakout role as “Mork,” will be sold at an October 17-20 sale by Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, California. The suit is valued between $15,000 and $20,000, and it’s complimented by the sale of ‘Mork’’s giant “egg” spaceship, which is expected to sell between $4,000-$6,000.

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