Actor and comedian Robin Williams was known for his fast-paced, improvisational performance style. He contributed a lot to the entertainment industry with his talent and he will be greatly missed. Williams departed from the script so often that producers intentionally left blank moments on the page for Williams to have space to indulge his ad-libbing genius. His tragic sudden death left everyone in disbelief.
He was a huge celebrity and, for the most part, his life and career were well-known to the public, but here are 11 facts you didn’t know about the late Robin Williams.
Born in Chicago in 1951, Williams became one of only two students accepted into John Houseman’s prestigious acting program at Juilliard, the other being Christopher Reeve, who became a lifelong friend. In 1973, the budding actors were the only two students accepted to the advanced program at the school. In several classes, they were the only students.
Williams was also the first student that Reeve met at university and he recalls watching Williams in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways.