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Robin Williams 1951-2014


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#16 sandik

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:17 AM

 

P.S. Looking at this library "index card", I note that the lighting designer for this production was Jennifer Tipton.  I didn't know that before.  It's something that makes this production even more intriguing to me.

 

 

She is indeed an added incentive!



#17 dirac

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 05:22 AM

Williams' widow says he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's:

 

Williams, who grappled with addiction throughout his life, died in his California home on Monday with his “sobriety intact,” Schneider said.

 

“It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid,” she said. “Robin wanted us to laugh and feel less afraid.”

 



#18 Helene

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

From Dave Zirin in The Nation:

 

http://www.thenation...campaign=buffer

 

I loved him in "Dead Again" telling Branaugh to pick one and be it.



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:24 PM

Williams' Reddit AMA, from 2013.

 

 

TheOneBadArtist: What was the craziest/funniest encounter you’ve had with a fan?

 

RobinWilliamsHere: A woman in the Dallas airport came up to me and literally said, “Be zany.” Like she had walked up to Baryshnikov and said, “Dance.”

I didn’t know how to respond. I just went, “Thank you! And Lincoln freed everyone.”

 



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:14 PM

According to recent reports, Williams was suffering from dementia as well as Parkinson's. Horrible.

 

But last week, his widow Susan Schneider revealed that not only was her husband suffering from the Parkinson’s disease that he’d been diagnosed with three months before, but also from Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), a progressively brutal disease that affects memory, movement and motor skills and causes severe psychiatric symptoms.

 

 



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:24 PM

According to recent reports, Williams was suffering from dementia as well as Parkinson's. Horrible.


Very sad...

#22 sandik

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:38 PM

Oh dear.




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