01:17 PM EDT 01/27/2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 08/13/2014 07:05PM
Robin Williams will definitely have a place at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.
Originally posted 08/13/2014 02:15PM
Before retiring from Hollywood, Lisa Jakub played Robin Williams's teenage daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire.
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.
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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