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Tag: In Memoriam (11-20 of 329)

Fans remember Robin Williams at 'Mork and Mindy' house

Robin Williams is well-known for hits like Mrs. Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society, but he first got his start as an alien named Mork on Mork and Mindya sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1982. In the show, Williams’ Mork descended to Earth and started living with his human friend Mindy (Pam Dawber). Fans are now gathering at the site of Mork and Mindy’s to honor Williams, who died Monday at age 63.
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Where to stream Robin Williams' essential performances

Robin Williams, who died yesterday at age 63, was Peter Pan to some, Mrs. Doubtfire to others, and a beloved actor to many. Fortunately, if you want to revisit his work or see him play his role as an alien on ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy for the first time, subscription services like Netflix and Hulu Plus offer several of his works for instant streaming.

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See a moving Robin Williams salute at 'Good Will Hunting' bench

A Robin Williams fan in Boston celebrated the late actor Monday night by leaving a message at the bench where Williams and his costar Matt Damon filmed a pivotal scene from the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.

“Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl,” the chalk-written message reads, a paraphrase of one of Williams’ better known lines from Hunting. Below that is what Williams’ character says at the end of the park bench scene: “Your move, chief.” The outlines of two ghostly footprints stand above the words, marking the place Williams once sat.

See the photo, via Twitter user @PlunkettPrime (and ABC News producer Meredith Frost), below.

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Watch Conan O'Brien and Will Arnett pay tribute to Robin Williams

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Monday’s episode of Conan ended on an unusually somber note. The cause: During the course of taping that evening’s show, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and their guest Will Arnett got word of Robin Williams’ unexpected death.

“We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I’m sure that you’ll know. I’m sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news—this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level,” a visibly shaken O’Brien explained at the end of the show.

He and his cohort then took an opportunity to briefly salute their comrade. The most moving words came from Arnett, who worked with Williams in the 2006 film RV.

“As funny as he was—he’s truly one of the all-time greats—he was even better as a person,” the Arrested Development star said. “He was even more fantastic—just the loveliest, sweetest, one of the kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with. Just such a soft, warm, emotionally sweet guy, and it’s a major, major loss for everybody.” READ FULL STORY

Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, more react to death of Robin Williams

News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian: READ FULL STORY

Elaine Stritch: A toast to a stage legend

“I’d like to propose a toast.” They’re just six simple words introducing “The Ladies Who Lunch” in the musical Company, but they’re the six words that introduced the scene that got theater and cabaret audiences talking about Elaine Stritch, who died today at age 89.

This bit, which unfolds over about 12 minutes with the tension of an ace Hitchcock thriller, is about as apt a descriptor of Stritch’s legacy as any: In the benchmark 1971 D.A. Pennebaker documentary Company: Original Cast Album, Stritch famously tries to get through a marathon show album recording. Tugging at her hair with voice tired and weary, her resolve dwindling, with composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim nervously shrinking in the sound booth, even Stritch cannot deal with the sound of her voice on playback after the less-than-stellar take. “Oh, shut up!” she screams at herself in agony. They all agree to table the recording of “Ladies” until the next day. And just some hours later, they reconvene in the studio, everyone on pins and needles, and she absolutely nails it. And cast album history is made. READ FULL STORY

Cory Monteith's mom on 'Good Morning America': 'I'm in awe; always will be'

Cory Monteith’s mother Ann McGregor went on Good Morning America Thursday for her first public interview following her son’s 2013 death.

“Until three days ago, I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory,” she told ABC News’ Bianna Golodryga. “So there’s been progress.”

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Video: Remembering 'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor with the best of Anthony

Meshach Taylor, who earned an Emmy nomination for playing Anthony Bouvier, the falsely-accused ex-con delivery man-turned-partner at the Atlanta-based Sugarbaker interior design firm on Designing Women, has died at the age of 67.

Reruns of Designing Women currently air on Logo (there’s a marathon today, June 29, through 3 p.m. ET). Below are just a few of our favorite Anthony moments. READ FULL STORY

Will the movies ever catch up to H.R. Giger?

“I was only pleased with Alien,” said H.R. Giger. “The other things I was not very happy with.” Giger was 69 at the time, talking to Vice, throwing aside his entire career in movies. He had other careers. He was a painter, a sculptor, a man who built bars whose interiors resembled spinal cord wormholes into embryonic hellscapes. He did album covers, back when album covers were real things you could hold in your hand. He dabbled in videogames — and by “dabbled,” I mean “worked on a CD-ROM game that played on DOS, Amiga, and the Sega Saturn,” which are words barely anyone understood, even in 1992. He produced work steadily for decades.

Still, one imagines that Giger would not have been surprised by the fact that — after his death in Switzerland on Monday — the most common description of him was “the man who made the alien from Alien.” Not because the creature is the best thing Giger ever created. Far from it. It was just the one time that his utterly unique vision made it to the big screen. READ FULL STORY

Mickey Rooney dies: Twitter reactions from Patty Duke and more

Hollywood is mourning the death of Mickey Rooney, who passed away Sunday at the age of 93.

Below, find Twitter reactions from Patty Duke, Marlee Matlin, Lena Dunham, and more. READ FULL STORY

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