August 12, 2014
Robin Williams is leaving a lasting legacy on comedians around the world and in Charlottesville.
Williams' breakthrough came in the 1970's when he scored the lead role in Mork and Mindy. He acted in memorable films including Mrs. Doubtfire, the Disney movie Aladdin playing the role of the genie. His performance in the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam earned him an Academy Award nomination.
The Newsplex's Michelle Rupp spoke to a local stand-up comedian who said Williams left behind a legacy of joy and laughter that no one will forget.
"His freedom and his playfulness and the joy that he brought to the range of characters that he played was really a part of his unique voice, and that's something, I think, that's standout," said John McCullough, a performer and stand-up comedy instructor who lives in Charlottesville.
Williams was 63 years old and left behind a wife and three children.
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