Robin Williams

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  • Birth Name: Robin McLaurin Williams
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/21/1951, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 08/11/2014
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; producer; writer; director
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Top Videos: Robin Williams Emmy Homage, The Dude Visits Colbert, New Gone Girl Trailer

This week, two dearly departed comedians were honored by the TV industry at large: Billy Crystal paid tribute to his friend Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Phil Hartman finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as well as an entire day dedicated to him). Elsewhere, Jeff Bridges — or was it The Dude? — stopped by The Colbert Report, a new trailer for Gone Girl debuted, and a pair of elephants rocked out to violin music. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Ask Matt: Broadchurch or Gracepoint? Plus: Emmys, Covert Affairs, Suits, More

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Question: I was wondering if you have seen Fox's Americanized version of BBC America's Broadchurch, now called Gracepoint? I watched the BBC America miniseries and therefore I already know who did it. Now I am sure the American version will have a different person, but how different can these shows really be? Even David Tennant is in it, playing the part he played on Broadchurch. Your thoughts? — Amy

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The Secrets of the Primetime Emmy Telecast, By the Numbers

It's crunch time for Primetime Emmys executive producer Don Mischer. The live TV veteran and his production partners Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare face a daunting task on Aug. 25: Hand out 26 awards (more than most televised awards shows), give host Seth Meyers room to shine, keep the show entertaining and make sure it ends in three hours.

"On any live show, you can work on it for three years and the last month you work around the clock," Mischer says of the frenzy in the past few weeks to finalize this year's show, which airs Monday on NBC at 8/7c and 5 p.m. on the West Coast. "A lot of things aren't decided until the last few weeks."

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Videos

Law & Order: SVU
The Best Photos from the 2014 Emmy Awards
Publisher Acquires Robin Williams Biography
This Girl's Drawing Of Robin Williams Is So Lifelike It's Eerie

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Lee Daniels' The Butler [HD]
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The Big Wedding [HD]

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20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams
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Acting Funny
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The Lighthouse
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The Monster

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Year Title Description
2014 Robin Williams Remembered TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2014 Robin Williams Screen Life TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Lee Daniels' The Butler Movie, Actor - Dwight D. Eisenhower
2013 The Crazy Ones TV Show Series, Actor - Simon Roberts
2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale TV Show Series, Appearing

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Top Moments: The Leftovers' Killer Twist and Birth's Big Switch

Our top moments of the week:

9. Worst Wake-up Call: As if Briggs doesn't have enough on his mind already now that Charlie is pregnant, the FBI agent gets a disturbing phone call on Graceland that turns everything upside down... read more

Thursday TV: Rectify Finale, Simpsons Marathon

The upcoming fall season will be lucky to generate even a fraction as many hits as this unusually busy TV summer produced, a list of keepers that includes Outlander, The Strain, The Knick, The Last Ship, Undateable, to name just a few. (Even something as underwhelming as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which didn't, has been renewed by its increasingly desperate network, and I'm hoping for good news about the future of WGN America's Manhattan and WE's The Divide.)

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Watch David Letterman's Moving Tribute to Robin Williams

David Letterman took a few minutes during The Late Show Monday to pay tribute to his late friend Robin Williams, who died on Aug. 11.

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Ask Matt: Robin Williams, Playing Approval Matrix, Comics and Arrow, and More

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Question: With the passing of the legendary TV talents Robin Williams and James Garner, don't you think it would be remiss if the upcoming Emmys didn't do a clips tribute to both of them? Awards shows have an unfortunate habit of dedicating chunks of time to a theme or subject that either makes no sense or ends up really boring. But these two gentlemen, who broke character boundaries and were excellent actors outside their niche personas, deserve special recognition. I just hope the producers of that upcoming show have the smarts to do something special, outside of the "In Memoriam" roll call. Your thoughts? — Karen

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Charlie Rose with  Robin Williams (December 10, 2002)
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