10 Things You May Not Know About Robin Williams

Robin Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 21, 1951, 

 He attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where he studied drama alongside Christopher Reeve.

Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco in the 1970s

He first rose to fame playing the alien Mork in the TV series "Mork & Mindy," which ran from 1978 to 1982.

 Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting."

He was a prolific actor, appearing in more than 70 films over the course of his career

 Williams struggled with substance abuse throughout his life and sought treatment for addiction several times.

He was a dedicated philanthropist and supported numerous charities throughout his life

Williams was an avid cyclist and often rode his bike for miles around the San Francisco Bay Area.

 He tragically took his own life on August 11, 2014, at the age of 63, leaving behind a legacy as one of the greatest entertainers of his generation.

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