The world is reeling from the death of beloved actor/comedian Robin Williams. While many attribute Williams’ start to his role on the sitcom Mork & Mindy, what many don’t know is that Williams got his start in show business from legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Williams comedic potential is evident in these classic performances from the short-lived, yet classic The Richard Pryor Show. The comedic genius of Pryor and Williams is on full display in these scenes. Williams’ work as a comedian and actor resulted in an Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor in the film Good Will Hunting.
Watch his brilliant performances on The Richard Pryor Show and his 1998 Academy Awards acceptance speech below.
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Rest in peace Mr. Williams. A sad loss indeed.