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.