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5 Facts You Didn't Know About Robin Williams

 

Had to share these facts from the Huffington Post about Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams.

1. Robin Williams improvised most of Genie for "Aladdin." In fact, he improvised so much of his memorable role that the Academy Awards rejected the bid for "Aladdin" in the Best Adapted Screenplay category

2. Robin Williams dressed in scrubs and surprised his friend Christopher Reeve in the hospital following his career-ending accident. Reeve and Williams became good friends when they both attended The Juilliard School together. Williams claimed at the time that Reeve was "literally feeding me because I don't think I literally had money for food or my student loan hadn't come in yet, and he would share his food with me." Robin allegedly paid for many of Christopher Reeves medical bills.

In Christopher Reeves boo, he wrote about his buddy visiting him in the hospital:

Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.

3. During the filming of "Schindler's List," Robin Williams called Steven Spielberg to tell him jokes and lift his spirits.

4. In high school, Robin Williams was voted by his classmates as the "Least Likely To Succeed."

5.Robin Williams favorite childhood book was "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," which he'd read to his kids.

 

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