As an only child I spent a lot of my childhood on front of the TV.
Most of what I watched at the time weren't just cartoons but also scifi movies and TV series, comedies and even Mexican telenovelas (soap operas).
The actors, actresses, writers and musicians (composers) who created such magical situations for the entertainment and enlightenment probably didn't have any idea of how they touched countless viewers not just at the time, but for many more generations to come.
I'm writing this because I was very saddened by the sudden death of actor comedian Robin Williams. , by suicide. I have no idea what would have been going through his mind that he felt he had to take his own life. A man who has given so much in front and behind the camera. Perhaps when I leave this world too I'll have to have a long talk with him in the afterlife. People of all ages die everyday, but most of them are due to an incurable disease, an accident or simply old age. But to take one's life into your own hands shouldn't be the way, not the solution to whatever problems ail the individual.
I was watching my DVD of Mrs. Doubtfire last week and I could not be more amazed at Robin's performance as both Mrs. Doubtfire and Daniel and the cat and parakeet in the Chuck Jones cartoon in the same movie. My other favorite of his is Mork from the Mork and Mindy sitcom which made him very famous. So many other performances and roles he did after that. He was truly talented as none of his performances were ever forced, he was always so natural in everything. To a younger generation he's the wacky lovable Genie in Disney's animated classic film Aladdin.
I'll miss him, and I'll be praying for his soul that he may truly find whatever it was that he needed and wanted most. Thanks for all the laughs and warmth Robin, you will be missed by many.
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