|Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:25 AM|
I found out tonight that one of the funniest men who ever lived, had died. He was known the world over for his amazing ability to improv anything. After conquering the world of comedy, he tried his hat at dramatic work. After succeeding there, he ventured into theater. He was probably one of the most versatile entertainers of our time.
The death of Robin Williams will be felt by many generations. Although I cannot speak for all, I can speak for mine. I remember seeing him for the first time on a guest shot for Happy Days. Only old people like me will remember that show from the early 70s. His brand of humor and presence landed him the pivotal role in Mork and Mindy. From that point on there was no stopping him.
Although there were points in his comedic career where the vulgarity shown a little more than necessary, he made me laugh more than anything else. He had definitely found his niche in the comedy field, but that was not good enough for him. He went on to do some of the most dramatic roles that I have ever witnessed. One of his best, to me, was Good Will Hunting. He starred in almost 70 films, ranging from flat out hilarity to just plain creepy. Have you ever seen One-Hour Photo?
There are simply not enough pages or words to describe the entire career of Robin Williams. All I know is how his death makes me feel. The world will definitely feel a void of his brand of humor. His sheer genius at improvisation will most likely never be matched.
His interaction with children and his devotion to his own, was to be admired. He had once said in an interview that his favorite audience was children because their laughter was genuine and direct. They were too young and stupid not to tell the truth.
Robin Williams’ death will be a lot like Steve Jobs. The world of entertainment, just like Apple, will never be the same.