During his lifetime, the late Robin Williams had touched and entertained many lives as a talented actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter.
Unfortunately though, Williams, who also suffered from depression and alcohol abuse, passed away on August 11, 2014. He was found dead in his home, in a suspected suicide case. He was 63 years old.
Leading roles in TV shows and movies
Williams originally burst onto the global stage as the character Mork in the TV show Mork & Mindy – about an extra-terrestrial alien coming to Earth and befriending a 21-year-old human girl, Mindy, who quickly becomes his companion and friend.
Since then, he had taken on leading roles in well-acclaimed films such as Popeye (1980), Good Morning Vietnam (1987) and Dead Poet’s Society (1989).
He was also nominated for the Best Actor Oscar award three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his sterling performance in Good Will Hunting, an American drama movie.
Do you really know Robin Williams personally?
Despite his numerous appearances on TV and in the movies, do you really know Robin Williams personally? Do you know the person whom he was, outside of all his media appearances? What had really shaped him and made him the person he was?
New TV show on Williams Premiering Tomorrow
In a brand new hour-long TV feature, premiering tomorrow, you will get to have a truly intimate look at the tumultuous life of this comedic genius. It will give you a completely new and never-seen-before perspective of Williams’ life story.
The show, entitled Biography: Robin Williams, will take a look at how this icon was first discovered by Julliard, how he had impressed casting producers with his unconventional sense of humour and how he was launched into the limelight.
This feature will also profile Williams’ films, his relationship with his three wives and his struggle with addiction.
Where to catch this show
Biography: Robin Williams, will be aired on the following channels and time slots.
HISTORY (StarHub Channel 401)
This Saturday 16 August at 11am, 8pm and Sunday 17 August at 5pm
BIOGRAPHY (StarHub Channel 404)
This Saturday, 16 August at 10pm and Sunday 17 August at 10am, 5pm and 7pm