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Entertainment Robin Williams bio revelations: Infidelity, substance abuse, insecurity over Jim Carrey

16:10  08 may  2018
16:10  08 may  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Robin Williams in a black shirt: Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait on Nov. 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. © Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Actor Robin Williams poses for a portrait on Nov. 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. A new biography of Robin Williams chronicles the comedian's topsy-turvy public and private lives, which involved infidelities, groping and flashing of his Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber, rehab from drug and alcohol abuse, and a rare brain disorder diagnosed only after his 2014 suicide, by hanging, at age 63. 

In Robin (Henry Holt, out May 15), author Dave Itzkoff writes that Williams’ first wife, Valerie Velardi, tolerated the comic’s unfunny liaisons for a time: “Valerie could never quite bring herself to condemn Robin for his infidelities; she seemed to accept them as an occupational hazard of stardom.”

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Williams discussed the interplay of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts during a 2010 interview on the comedy podcast WTF with Mark Maron [at 52:00]. Let's leave it over here in the discussion area" until he was sober. Signs of trouble. It can be difficult to determine when a depressed loved one

Why do so many creative people throughout history — so many great artists and geniuses such as Robin Williams — seem to be touched by what the ancient Greek thinkers called "divine madness"? He was 63, had long battled substance abuse and had recently sought treatment for depression.

That changed however, when his two-year affair with a cocktail waitress ended, and the other woman, Michelle Tish Carter, sued him for $6.2 million, alleging (inaccurately, it turned out) that he had given her herpes. The suit became public in 1988 and Velardi divorced Williams that year; they had been married for a decade and their son Zak was 5. The suit would not be settled until 1992 for an undisclosed amount of money.

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Mini Bio (1). Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a However, he did voice- over work for a cartoon on Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), played a small role in the He was offered the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), which eventually went to Jim Carrey .

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In 1989, Williams would marry Marsha Garces, who had risen from being the family nanny to his professional assistant. But by 2006 the comedian’s relapse into drinking and doing drugs, which he tried unsuccessfully to hide from his wife, led to the unraveling of his second marriage. That summer he began a stint at the Hazelden Foundation center, a rehab facility in Oregon.

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 26:   Robin Williams photographed backstage before his performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center during a 30-city tour October, 26, 2009 in Norfolk, Virginia. © Jay Paul/Getty Images NORFOLK, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 26: Robin Williams photographed backstage before his performance at the Ted Constant Convocation Center during a 30-city tour October, 26, 2009 in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously, Williams had been sober for more than two decades, in large part because of the cautionary example of Saturday Night Live star John Belushi, who died of a drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 33. Williams had been with Belushi the night before he died, although he denied reports that he had been doing cocaine with him. On this occasion, Williams rehabbed himself cold turkey.

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Dave Itzkoff’s new biography , Robin , seeks to answer the lingering puzzle over Williams ’ chaotic life and sudden The book reveals that Williams was a deeply complicated and contradictory man who battled not only alcohol, drugs and rampant infidelity but lifelong loneliness and crushing insecurity .

Other than what Williams revealed in interviews, we don’t know a huge amount about how his substance - abuse problems interacted with his thoughts about suicide. The 6 Best Revelations from James Comey’s New Book.

The new 400-plus-page biography also documents an insecure star who for all his successes (an Oscar, plus Emmys and Grammys) could be worried by the rise of rival comic Jim Carrey, as well as over his personal finances — this despite pulling down as much as $15 million a film.

Robin Williams and Matt Damon in the film 'Good Will Hunting.' © Miramax/Everett/REX Robin Williams and Matt Damon in the film 'Good Will Hunting.' Itzkoff quotes Williams bestowing a backhanded compliment on Carrey as being “funny in a physical way.” Twice divorced, Williams worked frenetically to the very end of his life despite growing health problems. 

Williams’ behavior, hardly conventional to begin with, became increasingly strange as he progressed into his early 60s, worrying friends and family. He was misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and in June 2014 entered a rehab facility even though he was not drinking or doing drugs. It was a move inspired by desperation: nothing else seemed to be helping.

(Williams' behavior was later attributed to “diffuse Lewy body disease”; the diagnosis came from analysis of the actor’s brain tissue after his death.)

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Dave Itzkoff's new biography , Robin , seeks to answer the lingering puzzle over Williams ' chaotic life and sudden The book reveals that Williams was a deeply complicated and contradictory man who battled not only alcohol, drugs and rampant infidelity but lifelong loneliness and crushing insecurity .

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MORK & MINDY - 'Mork's First Christmas' - Airdate: December 14, 1978. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN WILLIAMS;MORGAN FAIRCHILD © ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images MORK & MINDY - 'Mork's First Christmas' - Airdate: December 14, 1978. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN WILLIAMS;MORGAN FAIRCHILD Itzkoff writes that Susan Schneider, his third wife whom he married in 2011, became seriously concerned about his health, both physical and mental, in the fall of 2013. He was having stomach problems, difficulty with his vision, trouble urinating and sleeping, among other ailments. He was talking medication for depression. Soon paranoia and delusions joined the list of torments.

The author writes that on the night before he hanged himself Williams “began to fixate on some of the designer wrist watches that he owned and grew fearful that they were in danger of being stolen.” He took several of them and stuffed them in a sock and drove them to a friend’s house nearby for safekeeping.

Robin Williams standing in a dark room: Robin Williams performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 25, 2008 in Las Vegas. © Getty Images Robin Williams performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 25, 2008 in Las Vegas. Williams went to bed that night around 10:30 p.m., and his wife, who slept in a separate bedroom, let him sleep in the next morning, grateful that he seemed to be getting a solid rest for a change. When he didn’t answer her late that morning of Aug. 11, she forced the lock on his bedroom door.  She found him dead, his belt around his neck.

After her husband's death and diagnosis, Schneider told Good Morning America, "It was like this endless parade of symptoms, and not all of them would raise their head at once. It was like playing whack-a-mole. Which symptom is it this month? I thought, is my husband a hypochondriac? We're chasing it and there's no answers, and by now we've tried everything."

Jim Carrey: I Never Had A Feud With Robin Williams .
A misleading report suggests that Jim Carrey had a “bitter feud” with Robin Williams, but the comedic actor exclusively tells Gossip Cop the claim is “completely off base.” In reality, a blog is twisting and sensationalizing a story featured in a new biography about the late comedy legend. Earlier this week, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff released a biography about Williams which includes a passage about his jealousy of Carrey. It’s said in the book that the late comedian was threatened by the younger comic’s rise to stardom. Williams was also said to have gotten upset when Carrey took the role of The Riddler in 1995’s Batman Forever after he had turned it down. In the new book, titled Robin, Williams’ former makeup artist Cheri Minns also confirms the late actor’s insecurities about Carrey. She even notes that his ex-wife Marsha once told him to calm down and accept that there’s “room for other people.” In an attempt to stir up controversy, RadarOnline borrowed this chapter from the book and published an article with the headline, “Robin ‘Completely Freaked Out’ Over Jim’s Success: Their Bitter Feud Exposed.” However, there was no actual tension between the comedians on a personal level, nor does Itzkoff’s book indicate that there was. This so-called “bitter feud” is the website’s inaccurate interpretation of what the biography actually says. Carrey exclusively tells Gossip Cop, “RadarOnline is completely off base and creating a feud that didn’t exist.

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