Fact: The San Francisco home that featured in the 1993 Robin Williams family comedy Mrs. Doubtfire has sold for $4.15 million (£3.3 million). The four-bedroom Victorian property in the city's Pacific Heights neighbourhood, which sold earlier this week (beg07Nov16), became a shrine to Williams after his suicide in 2014, with flowers and candles being placed outside the house.
Quote: "What seemed right to do was to just go to Hawaii, and the reason was that was the last place that we were together (on vacation). We'd gone with family and back at Christmas time, about eight months before he left (died)." Robin Williams' widow Susan spent what would have been the couple's fourth wedding anniversary last month (Oct15) in Hawaii. The pair wed in 2011. The actor committed suicide in August, 2014.
Fact: Ne-Yo has recorded his rendition of Robin Williams' ALADDIN tune FRIEND LIKE ME for a new compilation of Disney tunes. The track will be the first single off the We Love Disney album, produced by David Foster. The project also features reworked Disney classics by Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Jason Derulo and Gwen Stefani, who sings beloved Muppets tune The Rainbow Connection.
Fact: Executives at Disney are developing a live-action prequel to 1992 animated classic ALADDIN, which will focus on the backstory of the Genie, which was originally voiced by the late Robin Williams. The movie, Genies, is set to be released ahead of a live-action reboot of the main Aladdin tale.
Fact: A documentary looking into the death of late actor Robin Williams has been commissioned by bosses at British network Channel 5. The last hours of the funnyman's life will be recreated for an episode of the Autopsy series. Williams committed suicide at his home in California in August (14), aged 63. Previous stars featured on the series include Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.
Quote: "I miss him all the time. Often I see something or if I'm watching a film, I think, 'Oh, man, he would have appreciated this' or 'He would have gotten a laugh out of this.' There's not a day that goes by that we don't think about our dad... It's through helping others that I've begun to heal." Robin Williams' eldest son, Zak, is still struggling to come to terms with the actor's death. The father-of-three committed suicide in August (14).
Quote: "It's very, very sad. He was an amazing performer - an icon before I met him, then a friend." British comedian Ricky Gervais pays tribute to his late co-star Robin Williams at the New York premiere of their film Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. Williams' widow, Susan Schneider, attended the event in her late husband's memory following his suicide in August (14).
Quote: "He did this amazing impromptu stand-up routine to all the people eating their sandwiches on the common and people were coming out of buildings because they heard he was doing this. At the end of lunch there were about 300 people. He was a good man." Minnie Driver has a special memory of her late Good Will Hunting co-star Robin Williams from the set of the movie. Williams committed suicide in August (14).
Quote: "We talked about doing an album, like, in June: 'Let's take these phone calls (and make a comedy album)'. We were like two jazz musicians late at night, I'd get these phone calls and we'd go for hours and we never spoke as ourselves. It was like, the greatest!" Billy Crystal had big plans to share his late night improv phone calls with pal Robin Williams with fans by recording the hilarious conversations for a comedy album prior to the Mrs. Doubtfire star's death last month (Aug14).
Fact: New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff has been commissioned to write a new biography about tragic funnyman Robin Williams' life. Itzkoff says, "Robin Williams was a cultural hero of mine. In the encounters and interactions I was able to share with him, he was always gentle and generous, humane and thoughtful and hilarious." The writer penned the Times’ front page obituary on Williams and wrote a 2009 profile of the comedian for the paper.
Fact: Tragic actor Robin Williams is set to be honoured with a primetime tribute at the upcoming Emmy Awards on 25 August (14). Executive Producer Don Mischer tells The Hollywood Reporter they are "working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves." Williams was nominated for nine Emmys, and won two trophies in the 1980s.
Fact: Flowers and tributes for the late Robin Williams have been laid outside the house used in his comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. Mourners flocked to the home in San Francisco, California to pay their respects. Similar tributes have been left at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and at a park bench in Boston, Massachusetts that was used in Good Will Hunting. Williams died of an apparent suicide on Monday (11Aug14), aged 63.
Quote: "Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him." Matt Damon pays tribute to his Good Will Hunting co-star Robin Williams following his death on Monday (11Aug14).
Fact: Baseball fans attending the San Francisco Giants' home game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night (12Aug14) will observe a moment of silence in memory of late comedian Robin Williams. The tragic actor, who was a huge fan of the Giants and proved to be their lucky charm when they won the World Series for the first time in over 50 years in 2010, will also be honoured with a video montage of his numerous appearances at At&T Park over the years, reports Tmz.com. The star committed suicide on Monday (11Aug14), aged 63.
Quote: "I feel stunned and so sad about Robin. I'm sad for the world of comedy. And so very sad for his family. And I'm sad for Robin. He always lit up when he was able to make people laugh, and he made them laugh his whole life long... tirelessly. He was one of a kind. There will not be another. Please God, let him now rest in peace." Sally Field remembers her Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Robin Williams.
Tweet: "Robin Williams... that 5 minute chat that evolved into 90 mins, my sides were aching from laughter. Amazing mind, such a kind man.Rip." Russell Crowe remembers late Hollywood funnyman Robin Williams.
Tweet: "Let's remember the fiery genius, the long, long strings of laughter, the awe at the energy and the performances that lit up the room, the screen, the world. Let's remember Robin Williams." Tom Hanks remembers his good friend Robin Williams following the funnyman's death.
Tweet: "A couple of guys I know have a picture of themselves laughing in New York. They'd asked Robin Williams for a photo so he took one of them." British rocker Ricky Wilson reveals a personal story about late funnyman Robin Williams.
Fact: The park bench used in Robin Williams' film Good Will Hunting has become a memorial site for the late actor, who was found dead on Monday (11Aug14). The bench in Boston, Massachusetts was the setting for a key scene between Williams and his co-star Matt Damon. Fans flocked to it following the news and laid flowers and wrote quotes in chalk on the pavement. Williams won an Oscar for his role in the drama.
Tweet: "Robin dying hurts in a real way. I'm at a loss for words. I hope there's peace to be found for his family. I have to find mine..." Samuel L. Jackson mourns the loss of fellow Hollywood star Robin Williams.
Tweet: "A tweet cannot begin to describe the hugeness of Robin Williams heart and soul and talent. This is so sad. #RobinWilliams... Ok, I'll try. I met him when I was 13 and a huge fan and he was so kind and I watched him be kind to every fan I ever saw him with... And with other actors he was so generous and brilliant. He made everyone feel special and equal around him even though he was the genius..." Ben Stiller pays tribute to family friend Robin Williams following his death.
Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Williams, Cher, Robert De Niro, and Ian Somerhalder were among the celebrities who got swept up in a Sharknado storm to spoof the popular Tv disaster movie for a special Halloween (31Oct13) skit. The pre-taped segment for U.S. morning show Live! with Kelly and Michael featured Sharknado star Ian Ziering trying to help the Hollywood stars fend off killer sharks just like the movie, but no one survived the attack from the skies.
Quote: "I'm like a slutty, mean version of myself. It was weird though, because my fiance was there at the taping when I had to grind on one of the actors, and I was like, 'Oh God!'" Singer Kelly Clarkson was worried about what her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock would say when she recently taped a guest appearance on Robin Williams' new U.S. comedy show The Crazy Ones.
Quote: "I don't remember a lot because I was on everything but skates back then. Thank God that Tmz didn't exist back then because I would have been (on) 24 hours." Funnyman Robin Williams cannot remember much of his early Tv acting days because he was abusing drugs and alcohol at the time.
Fact: Comedian Robin Williams has become the latest star to feature in Tv skits for chocolate treat Snickers. The quirky ads, which launched during the Super Bowl in 2010, feature 20-somethings becoming celebrities like aged Betty White and cranky Joe Pesci on the football field and at parties when they're in need of a chocolate energy boost. In Williams' new American football-themed ad, the funnyman takes on the guise of a coach trying to will his confused team to victory.
Fact: Robin Williams, Betty White, Malin Akerman and celebrity couple Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have teamed up to sing the Beatles' Hey Jude anthem for a new public service announcement. The actors join singers Jennifer Hudson and Darius Rucker in the new Hey St. Jude video, in which celebrities sing the hit alongside sick kids and staff at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The promo was filmed to encourage people to visit new website HeyStJude.org and donate to the Memphis, Tennessee based medical centre.
Fact: Comedian Robin Williams is selling off his luxury estate in Napa, California for a whopping $35 million (£21.88 million). The mansion boasts six bedrooms and bathrooms, a library, a theatre, an art cellar and a vineyard.
Fact: Robin Williams is to play Elijah Wood's therapist on the second season of the Lord of the Rings star's quirky new TV hit Wilfred, about a man who talks to an imaginary man in a dog suit. Williams and Wood previously teamed up for the Happy Feet films.
Quote: "As always she had a concept for the photo... Eddie would wear white-face and I would wear black-face. I kinda said, 'Annie, do you mind if I pass, because not a lot of mimes are gonna kick Eddie's a**.'" Robin Williams turned down famed snapper Annie Leibovitz's photo session idea with Eddie Murphy.
Fact: Funnyman Robin Williams is to be honoured with the Stand-up Icon Award at the Comedy Awards next month (Apr12).
Fact: Robin Williams' daughter Zelda has landed a leading role in the first episode of web series Checked Out, about bored supermarket employees.
Quote: "Initially they had me doing the voice of the Scottish penguin but then it sounded too much like Mrs. Doubtfire on steroids." Mrs. Doubtfire star Robin Williams on deciding to only voice two characters in new animated film Happy Feet 2.
Quote: "Viagra is not your friend. You have to pace yourself." Newlywed comedian Robin Williams has had to slow down his sex life since undergoing heart surgery in 2009.
Quote: "She's named after the video game. My wife was pregnant with her and my first son Zachary was playing the video game and he went, 'What about this as a name for a child?' and I went, 'That's a great name!' She's magical and wonderful." Robin Williams jokes about the origins of his daughter Zelda's name.
Quote: "I suddenly realised, 'Oh, I'm going to pass out'." Robin Williams put a little too much energy into voice recording sessions for Happy Feet Two.
Quote: "I was sweating like Marlon Brando at a Mexican restaurant." Robin Williams put on a high-energy performance in the recording studio while laying down vocals for new animated movie Happy Feet 2.
Quote: "I say, 'Eddie, be as many characters as you can be.' Anytime he does somebody else, he kills it. If he does anything as funny as the Nutty Professor in one of those opening videos and if they let him become other people, he will destroy. He's so good, man." Robin Williams can't wait to watch Eddie Murphy host the Oscars in 2012.
Quote: "It was a wild night. I think Kirk Douglas is still speaking." Robin Williams on the Oscars.
Quote: "When he did rehab at home; that's a bit like a self-administered colonoscopy... As an alcoholic, me talking about Charlie is like a leper giving facial... but alcoholics and addicts, when we're in full-blown dementia, we're like a**holes - we can't wait to s**t on everybody... It's like you're watching a trainwreck." Robin Williams on troubled star Charlie Sheen.
Quote: "It's weird; it's almost like I can't... My body rejects it. Maybe it's this whole thing of: 'You're part of him now.'" Robin Williams has stopped eating meat after his heart valve was replaced by that of a cow's in 2009.
Fact: Funnymen Eddie Izzard and Robin Williams are set to hit the stage together to raise cash for Los Angeles' Democrats. The comedians will join Sarah Silverman and other comics at the Stand-Up and Vote benefit on 27 October (10). Proceeds from the night of laughs will benefit the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
Quote: "A woman walked up to me in the airport and said, 'Be zany!' It’s like walking up to a dancer and saying to them, 'Dance for me! Come on, tap!'" Funnyman Robin Williams likes to enjoy his downtime without being approached by fans.
Quote: "They've tried to write it three times but it never worked. Even though the voice is so fun to do!" Robin Williams has vowed he will never make a sequel to his 1993 comedy hit MRS. DOUBTFIRE.
Quote: "I find it hard to eat beef now. It's like I'm one of them. I have a cow heart and the best thing about being part cow is that i can c**p when I walk now." Robin Williams feels unusual side effects after having one of his heart valves replaced with one from a cow.
Quote: "It’s so nice having time off right now. There’s no rush. Enjoy it. When you have something like heart surgery, you appreciate the simple things, like breathing. I’m taking it a lot easier.” Comedian Robin Williams isn't rushing back into making movies after recovering from heart surgery to replace his aortic valve last year (09).
Quote: "It was amusing. He'd be riding with you, and you would think you were kicking butt, before realising he's on the phone and riding with both hands free." Comedian Robin Williams on exercise sessions with his pal, cycling champ Lance Armstrong.
Quote: "I don't tweet because, to me, the next step is stalker! No, I find myself to be technologically inept." Comedian Robin Williams can't get his head around the Twitter.com craze.
Quote: "I had the drug that Michael (Jackson) had on tap at home... Taking that drug to sleep is like taking chemotherapy instead of shaving your head; it's a kicka** drug. I had the surgery in Cleveland and I woke up, going, 'Where am I?' 'Cleveland.' I went, 'Why?'" Robin Williams had the same anaesthetic drug to knock him out before recent heart surgery as Jackson took to sleep.
Quote: "Living with a comic is kinda like having a cobra as a pet - we can be fun up to a point." Robin Williams admits life as a comedian's partner can be unpredictable.
Quote: "I play games online. It's hard when you're being owned (beaten) by a nine year old. But the trash talk is pretty insane. Especially when you realise you're playing a nine year old." Comedian Robin Williams likes a computer game challenge.
Quote: "You appreciate the little things in life, like breath!" Robin Williams has a new lease of life after undergoing heart surgery following a health scare earlier this year (09).
Quote: "I feel wonderful. It's nice to just step out, rather than run. When you have a new valve, you have to take it a little slow. I'm like 80 per cent there, so it's like, take it slow. But it's great." Comedian Robin Williams is well on the way to recovery after undergoing heart surgery in March (09).
Quote: "I realised shortness of breath is code for heart problem, just like exhaustion is code for alcoholic." Comedian and recovering alcoholic Robin Williams on realising he needed open heart surgery for an aortic valve replacement.
Quote: "You do get a second lease on life and it's a gift, you know, thank you, and thank all of you. It's, like, a great thing." Robin Williams feels like a new man after his recent heart surgery.
Quote: "I can remember when my doctor told me drugs would kill me. Now he tells me, 'You need them to keep you alive'." Robin Williams on the ageing process
Quote: "It's like phone sex. You have to be careful not to get too excited." Comedian Robin Williams finds the athletic efforts of Olympians enticing.
Quote: "I met him and he's a sweet guy except the Rolex was a little strange. `Richard Gere gave me this Rolex." It's like seeing GANDHI with bling." Robin Williams on meeting the Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama.
Fact: Robin Williams was pitched the role of sick police impersonator MERRITT ROOK for the upcoming 200th episode of drama LAW + ORDER: SVU at his son ZAK's engagement party - by show regular Richard Belzer, a family friend.
Quote: "I only have one request. My dream... if they're out there watching right now, BRAD and ANGELINA, I want you to adopt me." Robin Williams pleads with power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to make him the newest addition to their four-strong brood.
Quote: "I love you right now, in a BROKEBACK (MOUNTAIN) way. Can I touch you like a man to man? I love you so much." Comedian Robin Williams declares his love for Simon Cowell just before grabbing the AMERICAN IDOL Judge's backside on the show's charity special IDOL GIVES BACK on Wednesday (09Apr08).
Quote: "I remember coming down at seven in the morning and my dad was playing chess with Daryl Hall. I remember Robin Williams tucking me into bed one night." Music producer Mark Ronson was introduced to celebrities from a young age.
Quote: "At one base there was a sandstorm and I ended up coughing up a small child that Angelina Jolie had adopted." Robin Williams on his Christmas tour of U.S. military bases in Qatar, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fact: Funnyman Robin Williams once handed out toothbrushes instead of candy on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters threw them into his yard.
Quote: "We were supposedly keeping correspondence, but I have Jewish agents so I haven't gotten any messages." Robin Williams dismisses suggestions he and Mel Gibson kept in touch while both were in rehab at the same time last year (06).
Quote: "BRITNEY, the next time you shave Miss Puss, don't go commando and don't get out of a limousine like this, sliding into third (base)." Robin Williams has advice for Britney Spears.
Quote: "I had my back waxed once by two women... and at one point they said, 'Do you mind if we take a break?'" Hirsute funnyman Robin Williams.
Quote: "That's like taking your diabetic kid to Krispy Kreme (doughnuts)." Robin Williams always felt recovering alcoholic Lindsay Lohan's plans to celebrate her upcoming 21st birthday at a party sponsored by a vodka firm was a bad idea. The bash was cancelled recently.
Fact: Robin Williams has donated $20,000 (GBP10,000) to an upcoming tribute gala to comedian Mort Sahl because he's a huge fan of the comic. Woody Allen, Jay Leno and Drew Carey are among the stars who will honour Sahl at the Westwood, California event, to mark the comic's 80th birthday, on 28 June (07).
Quote: "He was very subdued. This is a guy who usually makes Liberace look Amish." Robin Williams was surprised SIR Elton John wasn't more outrageous at his recent 60th birthday celebrations at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Quote: "I've never for one moment considered running for office. The fact that I briefly read political science doesn't qualify me in any way to be a politician." Funnyman Robin Williams dismisses the idea of running for US president.
Quote: "It's weird when you watch women's tennis now with all the grunting and shouting. It's a bit like phone sex. So you have to be very careful not to get too excited." Comedian Robin Williams enjoys watching women's tennis.
Quote: "Don't go out with Paris Hilton. She is not your friend. I bought my kids a Paris Hilton doll and it dragged the other dolls down to her level." Robin Williams urges Britney Spears to choose better friends.
Quote: "The man sweats a lot... He actually comes with two T-shirts extra, so he'll work for, like, a couple of hours, work up a sweat, take off the T-shirt midway through, put on another one, get back to work again. Amazing." The Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood was stunned by hirsute HAPPY FEET co-star Robin Williams' profuse sweating.
Quote: "I got naked to get into the role. That was important. But maybe I should have worn some clothes when I was in Nicole Kidman's room though." Robin Williams jokes about getting into character for his role as a penguin - alongside NICOLE KIDMAN - in animated movie HAPPY FEET.
Quote: "Now we know how you power your car." Robin Williams joked at co-host Whoopi Goldberg's expense after she accidentally farted during Saturday night's (18NOV06) Comic Relief telecast in America.
Quote: "Our goal tonight is simple - to raise more money than Kevin Federline will get out of Britney Spears, unless, of course that (sex) tape sells." Robin Williams opens Saturday night's (18NOV06) Comic Relief telethon by joking about Federline's divorce battle.
Quote: "My theory is if RV can be the number one comedy (in America), then maybe a bowl of s**t can be number one." Tenacious D rocker Kyle Gass believes his new film THE PICK OF DESTINY can be a box office hit after Robin Williams' trailer park film failed to impress him.
Quote: "You must realise there is a higher power when MEL (GIBSON) gets busted by the only Jewish cop on the coast." Robin Williams jokes about Mel Gibson's summer (06) drink driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant before a Jewish highway patrolman.
Quote: "I went to rehab in wine country, always a good choice; it's like going to Colombia to quit cocaine. Not a great idea... I have a ranch up there; it's like GANDHI running a delicatessen." Robin Williams pokes fun at his recent rehab stint.
Quote: "You lose one, you gain one." Funnyman Robin Williams insists Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's divorce coming just before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding this weekend (18NOV06) is all part of the natural order of things.
Quote: "Canada to me, is like an apartment over a really loud party. They're the nice people who rent the apartment over the meth house." Robin Williams jokes about Canada's relationship with the US.
Quote: "A metrosexual is basically a heterosexual with homosexual accessories - it basically means you're English." Comedian Robin Williams clarifies the proper definition for the term metrosexual.
Quote: "This is not about one party or another. This is about how the whole system sucks." Robin Williams describes the political slant of his new movie MAN OF THE YEAR, in which he plays an outspoken and honest talk show host who lands the job of US president.
Quote: "I don't drink anymore and that was the problem. Now I'm free. The drinking was lowering my standards. I wanted to stop before I ended up in a field." Robin Williams on his decision to seek counselling for his alcohol abuse.
Quote: "Nice to meet you son, how are you, I'd like some blood and urine if I could..." Comedian Robin Williams on his reaction to 16-year-old daughter ZELDA, bringing home boyfriends.
Quote: "Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby MOSES, which means every so often he has to go to Israel and say, 'Ok, everybody out of the water.'" Comedian Robin Williams on the responsibility that comes with having a religious name.
Quote: "I went for a back wax once and the woman said, 'Listen, I have things to do.'" Hirsute Robin Williams jokes about his efforts to stay hairless.
Fact: Robin Williams has 'adopted' a stretch of San Francisco, California highway that runs from the city airport to his home.
Quote: "They are just beautiful pieces of sculpture. They're gorgeous... It's the closest thing to flying on the ground." Robin Williams on his love for bikes. He claims he owns 50 cycles.
Quote: "No, we never did it, because thank God she was smart enough to know better. Thank you, Pam. You're a wonderful woman for not saying yes." Robin Williams thanks MORK + MINDY co-star Pam Dawber for turning down his romantic advances.