It’s been a year since Robin Williams died, leaving his family, friends and fans mourning. Since then, tributes and posthumous films have served a reminder of the much-loved star. And Tuesday marks the day that William would have turned 64.
Although this highlights the fact that we have lost the star of both big and small screens, it also gives us a chance to remember what we miss about him.
Williams first made his first television debut, playing alien Mork on “Happy Days” and then on the 1978 spinoff “Mork & Mindy.”
But it was long till he made his next move to films, earning a bigger audience with performances in “Popeye” (1980), “The World According to Garp” (1982), “Good Morning Vietnam” (1987) and “Dead Poets Society” (1989).
He was even more active in movies in the 90’s, becoming more known to a new generation of fans as the Genie from “Aladdin” and divorced dad in “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Also starring as Teddy Roosevelt in “Night at the Museum” in his most recent years.
And he’ll soon return to the theaters again on July 31 on his final on-screen feature film, “Boulevard.”
His daughter, Zelda states, “People should remember what they want to remember of him. That’s their memories; that’s what’s important. I have mine and they are mine and I love that.”