He was a one-of-a-kind talent remembered for making millions of people laugh. Robin Williams was born in 1951 and his acting abilities became apparent at a young age. He often described his home life in Chicago as lonely, and used comedy to garner attention from his parents. Williams was a comedian who made others laugh while dealing with his own darkness.
With Carter Roy & Vanessa Richardson
About Historical Figures
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production. Ad-free archives of episodes six months or older are now available through Stitcher Premium.