Andy Dougan Robin Williams

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Named the Funniest Person Alive by "Entertainment Weekly" in 1997, Robin Williams is one of the most popular screen actors today. This biography provides a detailed look at the comedian's life and career, from his poor-little-rich-kid childhood to his first big break to his battle with substance abuse to his recent successes.

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Andy Dougan is the author of Untouchable, the biography of Robert De Niro. He lives in England.

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Entertainment Weekly has declared Robin Williams "The Funniest Man Alive," but he started out a shy, overweight boy who was bullied at school. In high school, Williams discovered that he was funny. He decided to pursue acting at Juilliard, rooming with Christopher Reeve, but soon dropped out to pursue stand-up comedy, which led to his big break on Mork and Mindy. His film debut in Popeye was a flop, but he scored in The World According to Garp and has been a successful film actor ever since. He found fame difficult to handle, though, and he hid in drinking, drugs, and womanizing until the drug-related death of friend John Belushi spurred him to clean up his act. British writer Dougan (Untouchable: A Biography of Robert De Niro, Thunder's Mouth, 1997), interviewed Williams himself as well as his friends and colleagues, producing the first in-depth biography to appear in the last ten years. A straightforward account that reveals new facts about a very private celebrity. Recommended.?Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Lib. System, Pacific Grove, CA
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