10 Strange Facts About ‘Robin Williams’ You Might Not Know


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1) Robin McLaurin Williams was born on 21st July 1951 and died on 11 August 2014.

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2) Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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3) Robin Williams debuted in 1980 in the movie Popeye. His hit films included : The World According to Garp, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, The Fisher King, Aladdin etc.

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4) Robin Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Good Will Hunting. 

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5) In his career in acting, he had received 6 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 5 Grammy Awards.

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6) During 1980s, Robin Williams was addicted to cocaine but due to sudden death of his close friend and birth of his son Zak made him quit alcohol and drugs.

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7) In 2003 again, Robin Williams started drinking alcohol till 2006.

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8) In 2010, Robin Williams started to use cocaine and was hospitalized due to heart problems.

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9) In mid-2014, Robin Williams got admitted himself into Hazelden Foundation Addiction Treatment Center in Lindstrom, Minnesota for alcoholic treatment.

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10) Robin Williams committed suicide on 11 August 2014 due to severe depression and was diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease.


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