Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special 1x55
“…a must-see hour tribute to Robin Williams…” —Newsday
“… the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an interview conducted with Williams as well as recollections about the comedian and actor (shot, appropriately, at the Comedy Store) taped after his death.” —Variety
“… the heartfelt nature of the tributes from his peers makes Robin Williams Remembered feel like a fitting send off to a one-of-a-kind performer.” —Winnipeg Free Press
In celebration of award-winning comedian, TV star, and film and stage actor Robin Williams, who lives on in fond memories of audiences worldwide, PBS International is distributing Robin Williams Remembered, a one-hour special featuring Williams’ last full-length television interview. The documentary includes never-before-seen footage of his comments on life and work, tributes by those who knew and worked with him closely in all phases of his career, and clips from iconic moments throughout his career. Williams shares stories about his first stand-up act, his desire to be a serious dramatic actor, and his tireless efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas
The program also includes an exclusive, new interview with Williams’ former Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber, who shares for the first time on camera since his death, her memories of working with him. Dawber and Robin Williams remained friends long after the show’s end, and the two had last spoken just a few weeks before his death.
Celebrities and friends of the late actor were recently interviewed by filmmakers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein at the famed Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where they shared stories and discussed Williams’ body of work, from stand-up to television to film. Other featured interviews include remembrances from co-stars Henry Winkler (Happy Days),and Yakov Smirnoff (Moscow on the Hudson); comedians Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, Rick Overton, Blake Clark, and Pauly Shore; and comedy producer George Schlatter. Other interviews about Williams include: Penny Marshall, the late Jonathan Winters, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jimmie Walker.Share This Program