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The Life Of Robin Williams

November 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Robin Williams Mrs. Doubtfire

The Life Of Robin Williams

Robin Williams was one of the funniest comedians of all time.  His improvisational skills were almost other-worldly!  Yet behind the comic persona lay a complex man- intensely charitable and compassionate, but plagued by insecurity, battling addictions and vulnerable to depression. In this multi-media presentation, we will examine the fascinating life and sad death of Robin Williams – and watch as his amazing career took shape!

While early audiences remember him as Mork; others remember his free form, intense improvisational riffs.  We will also celebrate his long, accomplished and acclaimed career as a film actor.


Like fellow comedian Steve Martin, Robin Williams became a superb movie actor. Over time he was able to take on acting roles in almost every genre. Robin Williams was great in drama, comedy, animation, thrillers – and he made an indelible impression in all. He could play a research neurologist in one film and a cross dressing nanny in the next.Williams was nominated several times for Oscars, including a win as a serious psychotherapist in “Good Will Hunting.”

We will look at clips from a wides sampling of his movie work including “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Aladdin,” “Awakenings,” “One Hour Photo,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” Robin Williams-Night-at-the-Museum“A Night At The Museum,” “Good Will Hunting” and many more.

Although we will certainly talk about Robin Williams’ tragic death, most of this wonderful presentation will focus on the amazing life and truly unparalleled talent of one of the funniest men of all time – the great Robin Williams.


November 15, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Niles, IL 60714 United States
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