Robin Williams, 1978.
I went through my bucket list, I began writing about ten years ago; the second to the top line read, “shake hands with Robin Williams.”
I grew up watching Williams. I remember him from when I was just a kid, I remember watching Good Morning Vietnam not understanding the context of the film, but understanding that I was watching an actor do something extraordinary. I remember how he made me, and still makes me laugh, every time I just hear the name Mrs. Doubtfire. I never knew Robin Williams, I never met Robin Williams, but I will sincerely miss and cherish the pure joy he gave to this world. I know I will show my children and grandchildren his films, and I guess that’s somehow the beauty of films, they keep actors alive long after they’re gone; Robin will keep generations laughing and crying for many more years than he was given.
Very sad news today…
R.I.P Robin Williams - ‘Genie. You’re free.’