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Robin Williams: Timeline of a comedic career

San Francisco Chronicle
Updated 11:48 pm, Monday, August 11, 2014

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  • Robin Williams is seen in a photo shot Dec. 24, 1987. Williams was found dead at his home in Marin County on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was 63. Photo: Fred Larson, The Chronicle
    Robin Williams is seen in a photo shot Dec. 24, 1987. Williams was found dead at his home in Marin County on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was 63. Photo: Fred Larson, The Chronicle

 

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Timeline of Robin Williams' career

1976

Williams is a finalist in the First International Open Stand Up Comedy Competition, held at Joe Nobriga's Showcase, a nightclub in San Francisco.

1977

Appears in episode of the remake of NBC's "Laugh In."

1978

First appears as Mork in an episode of "Happy Days."

1979

Nominated for a prime-time Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series for "Mork & Mindy."

1986

Co-hosts the Academy Awards.

1988

Nominated for best actor Oscar for "Good Morning, Vietnam."

1989

Honored with the Man of the Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University.

1990

Nominated for best actor Oscar for "Dead Poets Society."

1992

Nominated for best actor Oscar for "The Fisher King."

1998

Wins the best supporting actor Oscar for "Good Will Hunting."

2005

Receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

2006

Seeks treatment for alcohol dependency.

2007

Receives the Peter J. Owens Award from the San Francisco Film Society.

2009

Has surgery to replace an aortic valve.

2013

Begins a new television series, "The Crazy Ones," his first starring TV role since "Mork & Mindy" three decades earlier.