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Robin
Robin
Itzkoff, Dave2018
Books, Manuscripts
From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in 'Mork & Mindy' and his Academy Award-winning performance in 'Good Will Hunting', Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like 'Dead Poets Society', 'Good Morning, Vietnam', 'The Fisher King', and 'Mrs Doubtfire'. Dave Itzkoff shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression, and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew.
Main title:
Robin / Dave Itzkoff.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 2018.
Collation:
xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Originally published: New York: Henry Holt and Company.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780283072345 (hbk)
Dewey class:
791.43028092791.43028B WIL791.43028 WIL
Language:
English
BRN:
2669246
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