A Tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Born: July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: August 11, 2014 in Tiburon, California

Like many others, I was saddened to hear the news of the suicide of the comedic genius, Robin Williams. I have been a fan since his first appearance of Mork on Happy Days that led to the TV Series Mork and Mindy. I’ve heard that he was one of the nicest, down-to-earth actors around. As a tribute to him, I’m listing my 10 top favorite Robin Williams TV Shows and Movies.

10. Patch Adams (1998)

Also Starred: Daniel London

A humorous medical student treats patients illegally.

9. RV (2006)

Also Starred Cheryl Hines

Robin Williams takes his family on a road trip where everything goes wrong.

8. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Also Starred: Sally Field, Pierce Bronson

Robin Williams is in drag in one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.

7. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Also Starred: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

In this movies, Williams proved he could do drama as well as comedy, and do it brilliantly.

6. August Rush (2007)

Also Starred: Freddie Highmore, Kurt Russell

Williams showed his versatility by playing a bad man and thief called the Wizard.

5. Night at the Museum (2006)

Also Starred: Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke

Robin Williams plays Teddy Roosevelt in the funny, heartwarming tale of a museum where the figures come to life at night.

4. Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian (2009)

Also Starred: Ben Stiller

This funny movie is the sequel to Night at the Museum.

3. Jakob the Liar (1999)

Also Starred: Hannah Taylor Jordan

A Jewish shopkeeper feeds information about the Nazis to other Jews in the Ghetto to keep hope alive.

2. Hook (1991)

Also Starred: Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts

I loved this retelling of Peter Pan that showed how important it is to be a good father.

1. Mork and Mindy (1978-1982)

Also Starred: Pam Dawber

Mork and Mindy will always be my favorite, maybe because it introduced me to Robin Williams. I remember my husband, children, and I sitting around the TV laughing until we cried.

My prayers are with Robin Williams’ family today. Please comment and let me know what your favorite Robin Williams movie was.

This entry was posted in Lists and More Lists, Movie Lists, Top 10 Lists by Tamera Lynn Kraft. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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