This Is our Village

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

passing of a legend.

Today a comedy icon has passed of an apparent suicide. So much talent gone to waste.
Thank you Robin, for the years of laughter you gave us. You will always be remembered. 

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, it is very sad news to hear that Robin Williams may have taken his life. He was incredibly funny, and like Jonathan Winters (his mentor if anyone was), Robin was great at the extemporaneous. Give him any kind of an opening, and he could keep you in stitches easily for a half hour and often longer. He was a stand-up comedian AND an actor. When he got in front of the camera, no one knew what he would do, but it was invariably funny. I remember him being interviewed by James Lipton, the host of the TV show The Actor’s Studio. Lipton couldn’t even get to his first question for several minutes. I understand the actual interview went on for five hours, which was shortened to two for TV. Imagine being among those aspiring young artists watching and listening to this comic genius! One audience member, I understand, had to be taken away in an ambulance from laughing so hard.

    I think Robin got an award for “Good Will Hunting,” but my favorite movie with him in it was “Mrs. Doubtfire,” with its mixture of hilarity and pathos. I doubt there will ever be another like him. Sally Fields played her part beautifully, as did the three children and Pierce Brosnan.

    As is sometimes the way, this comic genius apparently suffered the tortures of depression. May God rest his soul.


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