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Itzkoff, Dave, author

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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Pan Books, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Dave Itzkoff
ISBN: 1447293231, 9781447293231
Note: Originally published: New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Williams, Robin, 1951-2014.; Comedians United States Biography.; Television actors and actresses United States Biography.; Biography.; Motion picture actors and actresses United States Biography.