Robin Williams 1951-2014

Remembering Robin Williams: His Life in Pictures

From his sold-out stand-up shows to his Oscar-winning turn on the big screen, we honor the late actor two years after his tragic death

BEST IN CLASS

By the '70s, he took that talent to New York City's prestigious Juilliard School. There, he befriended classmate Christopher Reeve (here with Williams at the 1979 People's Choice Awards). "I'd sit back and hope to catch the girls that were downstream," he later joked to PEOPLE.