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Did You Know?
... that although known for his high-energy comedy, Robin Williams received his early acting training at the prestigious Julliard School under the tutelage of famed actor and teacher John Houseman. It was Houseman that told Robin Williams that his true talent lay in comedy and sent him out into the world to try his luck as a stand-up comedian but it should come as no surprise to see him act with the best of them in some of his more dramatic roles like Good Will Hunting (pictured here), Hamlet, The Fisher King, Awakenings and The World According to Garp. Don't miss our Tribute to Good Will Hunting.
... that Robin Williams got his big break playing the iconic character Mork from Ork. What started as a one-time role on Happy Days, was expanded to the sitcom Mork & Mindy which lasted four seasons on TV. Infamous for his frenzied improv riffs, the show was very popular the first season but declined in subsequent years as the format was continually adjusted. Season One, Season Two and Season Three are available on DVD and for a little blast to the past, here is a clip of the Mork & Mindy opening credits.
... that although a popular television personality with a hit sitcom, Mork & Mindy, Robin William's motion picture screen debut as the title character in the critically and commercially panned Popeye nearly stopped his burgeoning movie career right in its tracks.
... that Robin Williams made a very popular guest appearance on Whose Line is it Anyway. A perfect match The King of Improv on the funniest comedy improv show.
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Robin Williams is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Robin Williams' star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6925 Hollywood Blvd.