My Tribute to Robin Williams

Like everyone, I was very saddened and very shocked with the news of the death of Robin Williams yesterday. Definitely more saddened than shocked really. Unfortunately, untimely deaths of those we adore are all too commonplace. Known for his comedy, Robin Williams was a classically trained actor, rooming with Christopher Reeves at Juilliard. Robin Williams was one of the few people I find extremely hysterical (I have a unique sense of humor and don’t think many things are funny). I can just look at him and laugh. And in a weird coincidence, I’ve known since the late 1980s that Robin is Bono’s twin. 15374_691820454220411_3190628151646378139_n

Like most people my age, I grew up watching Robin Williams on Mork and Mindy. It was the third spin-off from Happy Days, which is still my favorite television show today. Williams’ acting career spanned much more than Mork and Mindy though. Some of my favorite Robin Williams’ movies are Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets’ Society, Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Popeye, The Birdcage, One Hour Photo and most recently as the priest in The Big Wedding and as President Eisenhower in The Butler. And how hysterical was Robin as the doctor in Nine Months? And what an amazing guest performance Williams played on one of my favorite television shows Law and Order SVU. But he will always be Mork to me.

 

RIP Robin Williams – you made the world laugh, but sadly not yourself.

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (547 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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