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Inside the Life and Death of Robin Williams

Inside the Life and Death of Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/15/2014 05:45PM

He was a whirling dervish of frenetic energy, a master of rapid-fire repertoire who could morph from wild over-the-top insanity to subtle tenderness.

Robin Williams knew how to make a room laugh or cry – and he knew, when opening up last July about returning to TV, what made him happy.

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Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly Peter Pan'

Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly
Peter Pan'

Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00PM

At just 9 years old, Raushan Hammond was too young to be intimidated when costar Robin Williams encouraged him to improvise some of his lines.

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Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

UpdatePosted 08/14/2014 07:45PM

Inside the Actors Studio Turns 20: 5 of Our Favorite Interviews

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM

The very first episode of Inside the Actors Studio aired Aug. 14, 1994.

Hosted by former brothel worker and Arrested Development star James Lipton, the show has gone on to become a cultural institution, both for Lipton's ah, specific, delivery and persona, and for its watchable, occasionally riveting looks into the craft of acting.

Here are five great moments from the show's 20-year-and-counting run.

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Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Originally posted 08/14/2014 06:35PM

He was an Oscar-winning superstar, but around his neighborhood of Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area, Robin Williams was known as a friendly cyclist who loved to walk his pug, Leonard, and share quiet dinners out with his wife.

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Robin Williams Was in the Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease

Robin Williams Was in Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Says Wife

Originally posted 08/14/2014 02:45PM

Before his death at age 63 on Monday, Robin Williams had been battling the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife has revealed in a new statement.

Although the actor had been candid about his battles with addiction and depression through the years, at the time of his suicide, "Robin's sobriety was intact," his widow, Susan Schneider, said. "He was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly."

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often with a small tremor or general stiffness and slowing of movement. There is no cure for the disease but medication can help improve symptoms. Actor Michael J. Fox has famously fought the disease since 1991.

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First Look: The Life & Death of Robin Williams | Robin Williams

First Look: The Life & Death of Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/13/2014 11:00AM

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Emmys Producers at Work on 'Proper and Meaningful' Tribute to Robin Williams

Emmys to Honor Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:05PM

Robin Williams will definitely have a place at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.

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Late-Night Hosts Pay Tribute to Robin Williams | Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers

UpdatePosted 08/13/2014 12:30PM

WATCH: Late-Night Hosts Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/13/2014 11:55AM

It's become clear from the outpouring of sympathy for Robin Williams on social media over the past few days that no one community – fans, actors or comedians – could truly, exclusively claim the man as "their own."

But comedy is a tight club, which is why watching late-night hosts Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers toast their departed friend and peer was so touching.

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First Look: The Life & Death of Robin Williams | Robin Williams

First Look: The Life & Death of Robin Williams

Originally posted 08/13/2014 11:00AM

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Robin Williams's Daughter Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Taking a Break from Social Media Due to Cyber Bullying

Originally posted 08/13/2014 09:15AM

Robin Williams's daughter Zelda Williams has decided to go on hiatus from social media in the wake of harassing messages she says she's received from people after her father's suicide.

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