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  • Robin Williams' childhood in Lake Forest remembered

    Robin Williams' childhood in Lake Forest remembered
    Growing up in Lake Forest in the early 1960s, Jeff Hodgen recalls sprawling on the floor with his close friend Robin Williams, spending hours navigating their miniature militia in elaborate, make-believe battle scenes. "I just had the regular, olive...
  • Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career

    Highland Park native and director remembers Robin Williams' early career
    Director Brian Levant can boast two blockbuster films ("Beethoven" and "The Flintstones") and a holiday perennial ("Jingle All the Way"), but the former Highland Park resident said he takes immense pride in his contribution to comedy history: Robin...
  • Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]

    Robin Williams: comedy and tragedy [Commentary]
    Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. Williams' death made headlines and led TV newscasts. His comedic genius diverted us...
  • Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

    The graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide were shocking when a Marin County coroner revealed them Wednesday. But on Thursday came an equally startling revelation: Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death....
  • Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born

     Robin Williams and how brilliant ideas are born
    Even without Robin Williams' death last week, I might have been reminded of a quiet, thoughtful conversation he and I once had about the process behind his distinctive comedy. Williams spoke of taking a concept on stage, attempting to connect unrelated...
  • Mailbag: Let people know what they mean to you

    Mailbag: Let people know what they mean to you
    Since Robin Williams' death, we have been enlightened by his family, friends and co-workers to what kind of human being he was. I have heard everything from "He was brilliant" to "What a kind and gentle human being he was" and "He was my best friend."...
  • Academy Unveils 21 Feats on Oscar's Sci-Tech Short List

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' scientific and technical awards committee has tapped 21 scientific and technical achievements for awards consideration. The list consists of 16 "investigations," as the Academy calls them, as the org look...
  • Robin Williams to Live On as Character in 'World of Warcraft' Virtual World

    By Greg Gilman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Robin Williams will live on in the "World of Warcraft." The Associated Press reports that Blizzard Entertainment revealed at an event Thursday for the interactive role-playing game's new expansion, "Warlords of...
  • Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss

    Gene Simmons sorry for 'kill yourself' comment seen as depression diss
    A couple of weeks ago, Gene Simmons said some harsh things about addiction, depression and suicide in an interview. This week, in light of Robin Williams' apparent suicide on Monday after struggling with addiction and depression, those things sounded even...
  • Robin Williams' Parkinson's diagnosis revealed by wife Susan Schneider

    While urging others to seek help for problems they might be facing, Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider on Thursday revealed a detail that had previously been kept private: Her husband had been in the "early stages of Parkinson's disease," she said in...
  • Mork, me, a Scotch and starship Enterprise: My Word

    In September 1986, my wife, Linda, and I were guests at the 20th anniversary party for TV's "Star Trek." For my wife, a reporter for Newsweek, getting invites to high-profile Hollywood events were the norm, but we both agreed: This event would be far from...