1 Aug 2018

The complexities of Robin Williams, Dave Itzkoff

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 1 August 2018
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New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new biography Robin.  From manic comedy routines - seemlessly transforming from one character to another, his break-out role in late 1970s TV sitcom Mork & Mindy, to his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams had an incredible life and career.  He was applauded for role after role: Dead Poets Society, Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire.  But as with many complex personalities his sunny side didn't always betray his darker dispositions. The world was shocked when he took his own life in 2014, age 63.