People profile ROBIN WILLIAMS Author:Ron Givens Robin Williams was a sheltered, lonely, rich kid who came out of his shell by making people laugh. In the sixth edition of this monthly series of biographies, People Profiles: Robin Williams depicts a comic who walked on the wild side but stepped back from the brink to become one of America's most beloved actors. — Learn about: — His painful quest... more » to please his stern and remote father.
His hard-won triumph over drug and alcohol, spurred by the death of his friend John Belushi.
How he finally found true love in a second marriage-to his son's former nanny.
His incredible rise from night-club standup to TV alien to Oscar-winning star.« less