PBS Remembers Robin Williams

For decades, actor and comedian Robin Williams delighted audiences with his quirky and manic comedic style in roles like "Mork and Mindy," "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "The Birdcage." He was also an accomplished (and Juilliard-trained) dramatic actor, appearing in films like "Dead Poets Society," "The Fisher King," and "Good Will Hunting," for which he won the Academy Award for best supporting actor.

He also made multiple appearances on PBS. From his appearances on "Pioneers of Television" to interviews with Charlie Rose to his recent appearance on Independent Lens, PBS remembers the life of this legendary entertainer.

How Robin Williams Honed his Craft

Pioneers of Television

How Robin Williams Honed his Craft

Robin Williams developed his signature style of improvisational comedy as a young comic.

Robin Williams – In Memoriam (1951 – 2014)

Great Performances

Robin Williams – In Memoriam (1951 – 2014)

Great Performances remembers the actor who brought unbridled passion to every performance.

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal Praise Whoopi Goldberg

Mark Twain Prize

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal Praise Whoopi Goldberg

Robin Williams and Billy Crystal honor 2001 Mark Twain Prize winner Whoopi Goldberg.

Robin Williams Honors Billy Crystal

Mark Twain Prize

Robin Williams Honors Billy Crystal

Robin Williams honors comedian Billy Crystal at the 2007 Mark Twain Prize ceremony.

Robin Williams Made Transformation Look Effortless

PBS Newshour

Robin Williams Made Transformation Look Effortless

The death of Robin Williams, beloved American comedian and actor, has sparked an outpou...

How Robin Williams' Kindness Touched My Family

Next Avenue

How Robin Williams' Kindness Touched My Family

The comedian and actor lent a hand when my dad most needed one.

More From PBS

Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams

Pioneers of Television

Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams

Improv master Jonathan Winters paved the way for younger comedian Robin Williams.

Turning Robin Williams into a Dead Tiger

Independent Lens

Turning Robin Williams into a Dead Tiger

Watch Robin Williams rehearse for the titular role in Playwright: From Page to Stage.

Replacing the Lead Character with Robin Williams

Independent Lens

Replacing the Lead Character with Robin Williams

Watch the legendary comic in this scene from Playwright: From Page to Stage.

Jonathan Winters Shares His Comedy Hero: Robin Williams

Make 'Em Laugh

Jonathan Winters Shares His Comedy Hero: Robin Williams

The comedian describes the first time he met Robin while working on Mork and Mindy.

Mental Health Resources

Robin Williams struggled with battles against substance abuse and mental illness during his career and was reportedly suffering from severe depression at the time of this death. The 2010 PBS series This Emotional Life explored mental health and offers the following resources for anyone seeking support and assistance.

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Mental Health Resource Finder

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