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Kershaw - Camden Library B WILLIAMS (Text) 33255003500007 Adult New Book Checked out 10/23/2018

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  • ISBN: 1627794247
  • ISBN: 9781627794244
  • Physical Description: xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Part one: Comet -- Punky and Lord Posh -- The escape artist -- Legalized insanity -- My favorite Orkan -- The Robin Williams show -- Mork blows his cork -- Bungalow 3 -- Part two: Star -- Mr. Happy -- Tough love -- Gooooooood morning -- O captain! -- Dreamlike parts, with phantasmagoric associations -- Father man -- Hot flashes -- Part three: Supernova -- Golden dude -- Fade to white -- Weapons of self-destruction -- The tiger in winter -- Gone -- Everything will be okay -- The big room -- Epilogue -- Robin Williams: Selected works and awards.
Summary, etc.: "From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression - topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews - and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives." --
Subject: Actors United States Biography
Comedians United States Biography
Williams, Robin 1951-2014
Genre: Biographies.
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