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This Day in History: Oscar-Winning Actor Robin Williams Dies at 63 (Sunday, August 11)

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This Day in History:
Oscar-Winning Actor
Robin Williams Dies at 63 August 11, 2014 The classically trained
actor and comedian
died by suicide. Williams had struggled
with depression and maintaining
sobriety throughout the course of his career. He became a household
name in the late 1970s, playing
"Mork from Ork," an alien on Earth
in the TV show, 'Mork and Mindy.' His energetic and brilliant
comedic improv was too big to be
contained by TV of the time, and
his film career quickly took off. Williams won an Oscar
for his role as a therapist
in the Gus Van Sant film,
'Good Will Hunting.' His roles of note — too numerous to name —
included the genie in Disney's animated 'Aladdin,'
an English teacher in 'Dead Poets Society' and a
father/English nanny in 'Mrs. Doubtfire.'