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Nanu Nanu!

 For those of you who don’t know, the actor of stage, film, and television, Mr. Robin Williams, appears to have ended his own life on the evening of August 10, 2014.  His lifeless body was found at approximately 11:45 am the next day. The actor had battled clinical depression for many years. He also had his bouts with drugs and alcohol. Although he remained sober for 20 years,  unfortunately he suffered a setback  years ago, and sadly reclaiming  him once again.

Robin Williams got his television break playing the character Mork on Happy Days.  A spin-off was offered to him starring with Pam Dawber in Mork & Mindy. I had no idea just how talented this man was until he started branching into movies.

Happy Days (1978-1979)

Dead Poet’s Society

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/579285/Dead-Poets-Society-Movie-Clip-Seize-The-Day.html

 Dead-Poets-Society-04.jpg

  This man was  a phenomenal actor of our time, giving us such great movies.

Mrs. Doubtfire where we saw the love of a pretty terrific  dad who would move heaven and earth to be close to his children. Good Will Hunting left me spellbound because he showed such depth in the character he played.  In the movie Awakenings, to me he portrayed a doctor with such great love, compassion, and heart for his patients that it rivaled with Patch Adams, which depicted those same awesome qualities. Personally, I cried more watching Patch. Maybe the musical score touched me to the core, or maybe because I felt Patch showed more kindness in making his patients happy, or it could be that Patch lost his lady love in the movie.  I think it was all of the above.  Robin was such a versatile and compelling actor, he actually terrified me with his character in Insomnia.  I couldn’t sleep well at night for a while. I attribute this to the man’s great authenticity of the character. Didn’t  it grab you right in the gut like it did me?

 Awakenings

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1387790617/

Awakenings (1990)

 Patch Adams

http://movieclips.com/VftJ-patch-adams-movie-trailer-1/

Patch_Adams

Peruse these links:

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/movies/270824631.html

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000245/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/robin-williams-facts_n_5670220.html

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/08/11/director-tom-shadyac-robin-williams-%E2%80%98he-really-was-patch-adams%E2%80%99

I would have loved to have said some things to him face to face. For one, he was high on my list of favorite actors. That no other actor could have portrayed the same characters with such flair and panache as he did. And that no other actor could have stopped you in your tracks or caused you to ponder the smooth yet delicate delivery of his lines.

So…this is goodbye, Mr. Williams. You have served your public well. You are the man of the hour. Thanks for showing us what real, raw acting ability is like. Thanks for putting your soul, your all into each and every character you ever played. Rest well in the knowledge that you gave us your all.

You will be remembered fondly for decades to come. Because newbies will be thrilled with your movies, you will live on in our hearts just as you do on the screen. Thanks for the love and laughter. Thank you for the tears of happiness, sadness, and grief.

So…we’ll just put on a movie and see Robin Williams once again

and enjoy the person he was in our eyes.

Hiya, Patch! I’ll be seein’ ya soon.

Thanks for viewing.

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