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

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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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Videos

Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco; Carey, Cannon Reportedly Separate
Billy Crystal Will Present Robin Williams Tribute at the Emmys
Robin Williams to Be Honored by Billy Crystal at Emmys
Emmys Producer Plots Robin Williams Tribute

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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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The Lighthouse
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Robin Williams Screen Life TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2014 Robin Williams Remembered TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 The Crazy Ones TV Show Series, Actor - Simon Roberts
2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 The Big Wedding Movie, Actor - Father Moinighan

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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

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

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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Robin Williams Tributes to Air on OWN

The OWN Network will honor Robin Williams this weekend by broadcasting two of his 14 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Williams' first appearance on the syndicated talk show in 1988 will airSunday at 7/6c. It features "a candid Williams [sharing] deeply personal stories about filming Good Morning, Vietnam, his early childhood and more," according to the network.

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Top Moments: Fallon Stands for Robin Williams and Big Brother's Grande Meltdown

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13. Best Affair to Remember: Bachelor in Paradise goes behind the scenes when contestant Michelle K. hooks up with a sound guy. But when producers find out and knock on their door, the sound guys freaks out and takes a page from a romantic comedy by jumping off the balcony. Wait, it gets better: He breaks his ankles. Interviewing him in the hospital Chris Harrison makes a point to ask... read more

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