69. Robin Williams: Behind the Laughter

Robin Williams was probably the single funniest man grace American television, and cinema. Williams's zany antics timeless delivery served him well in a career spanned for more than four decades. He had unique comedic style that has been much imitated, never equaled. In later years, Williams starred in roles that were suited for his amazing talents. had an energy that had rarely been matched. excelled in acting, screenwriting, film producing, and comedy.

in Chicago, Illinois on July 21, 1951, Williams' moved to California when he was 16. He his start in the entertainment industry as a -up comedian performing in San Francisco, and Los Angeles. high school classmates described Williams as quiet and leading to Williams being named "Least Likely to " in his senior year. He won this "award" though he was elected class president. Williams's big came when he appeared on the popular 70's show Happy Days. The show introduced Williams to American public.

His guest appearance on happy Days to the creation of his own TV series Mork and Mindy, where he reprised his role the wise-cracking alien. This was just the beginning Williams, though. He went on to star in number of Hollywood blockbusters including The World According Garp, Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, and Dead Poet's Society. He credited the legendary comedian Winters for being a big influence on his . Robin Williams died in August, 2014. He will be known as one of the greatest comedic ever.