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Robin Williams Miming

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Where:
Central Park, NY
When:
1974
Summary:
When photographer David Sorine snapped a picture of two mimes, he had no way of knowing that the one with the moptop and the suspenders would go on to establish himself as one of the greatest comedians of all time.

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Robin Williams Miming



  Where:
Central Park, NY

  When:
1974

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Certain comics just stand out from the rest because of their personality and ability to make people laugh and smile. Many have achieved this, but most not quite to the level of Robin Williams. His death in 2014 was tragic with a lot of people mourning the loss of an entertainment icon, though he was able to leave behind a great legacy. Williams certainly had an interesting career and life that he lived, and his films are still very popular to this day thanks to some of the best comedy classics ever created.Advertisements:


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Williams came from Chicago, Illinois, where he was born on July 21, 1951. While his parents weren’t in the comedy business, Williams still showed a talent for making people laugh in his early years. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs, as well as Michigan, and was a standout student on top of already being the funniest kid in school. Even his schoolmates had acknowledged his goofiness, voting him on as the funniest.

At first, comedy might have seemed like a career choice for Williams, but that wasn’t his initial option. Instead, he initially wanted to get into politics before getting involved with theatrical productions that blossomed his desire to act. Because of that, Williams left the first college that he attended before graduating, focusing on trying his hand on stage more often. He became a standout to the point where he was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School that has produced so many famous actors.

Like any actor, though, Williams didn’t instantly become famous, working in smaller productions while still working regular jobs. While still at Juilliard, Williams would do pretty much anything for attention before finding fame. Here, you see exactly that as Williams was enjoying a day of entertaining people. This photo was taken in 1974, long before many in the world came to know about Williams.

At the time, Williams was performing as a mime while in Central Park in New York City, one of the country’s most famous locations. Not many knew that he would be a star at the time, and the photo took quite a few years to come to focus. It was Daniel Sorine who was walking through the park that day, spending his entire career as a photographer. Like Williams, though, Sorine wasn’t as well known either.

“Back in the 1970s I was a young photographer, short of funds, and not able to afford a studio or adventurous treks around the globe in search of the perfect image,” Sorine said. “Therefore, the streets of New York City became my studio as well as the studio for many other aspiring photographers.” Sorine noted that many photographers would do this, and that Williams was instantly appealing for his photographs.

“What attracted me to Robin Williams and his fellow mime, Todd Oppenheimer, was an unusual amount of intensity,” he said. Sorine then begun to snap photos, but sort of forgot about them over the years. In more recent years, he decided to go through the old photos from when he was a young photographer and thought that the mime looked familiar. It turned out to indeed be a young Robin Williams, and it was a big discovery for Sorine.

Sorine eventually became a professional photographer, having many photographs that have been featured in some of the world’s largest publications. He’s also written several books and still spends most of his time in New York. He even has a catalog of work from his beloved city that helped him get his start. Of course, it’s still the photo of Williams that really stands out for him.

That’s because shortly after his time as a mime and Sorine’s photo, Williams had departed from New York City, heading to the west coast to settle in California. It was there that Williams gave stand-up comedy a try for the first time and started to develop quite the local following. With the great responses that he was getting for his shows, Williams headed down the coast to Los Angeles where he could get more exposure. This led to Williams’ being featured on screen for the first time, giving performances with television audiences getting to see him.

Williams was a quick riser in the comedy world, which allowed him to get back into acting. In 1978, Williams got his first acting role on television when he was cast as Mork, appearing in both “Happy Days” and his own show, “Mork & Mindy”. It was a role that would last for over four years, making him a star. With that, Williams didn’t get into television much after the success of the show, focusing on movies, and it wouldn’t be until toward the end of his career that Williams had another regular television role.

His film debut was a small role in “Can I Do It…’Til I Need Glasses?” However, more people were made aware of Williams when he was cast as the titular character in 1980’s “Popeye”. During the rest of the 1980s, Williams established himself as a film star thanks to hit movies such as “The World According to Garp” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”. He was even able to establish himself as a strong dramatic actor, playing a starring role in “Dead Poets Society”.

The 1990s proved to be even better for Williams as he was in a lot of successful films and blockbusters. There were films like “Hook”, “Aladdin”, “Mrs. Doubtfire” and many more during the decade that truly stood out. This continued into the 2000s with many more films using Williams as the lead actor, many of which found great critical and financial success. Even though he started as a stand-up comedian, Williams was nominated for four Oscars during his career, eventually winning in 1998 for “Good Will Hunting”.

It was sad to see that the legendary comedian and actor had taken his own life on August 11, 2014 at just 63 years old. He had been battling health problems during the later years of his life that took a toll on him, personally. While it was a sad and tragic way that Williams left us, he also left us with some great memories. This photo goes to show Williams’ personality, and his ability to entertain during his entire life.

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