"Definitive, Comprehensive" Biography of Robin Williams to Be Published

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28 Aug 2014

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

New York Times writer David Itzkoff has been tapped to pen the definitive biography on late actor-comedian Robin Williams, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Henry Holt will publish the book. A timeline for its release was not announced. It is characterized as "the definitive, comprehensive account of Williams's life."

"Robin Williams was a cultural hero of mine. In the encounters and interactions I was able to share with him, he was always gentle and generous, humane and thoughtful and hilarious," Itzkoff said in a statement announcing the publication.

Williams died Aug. 11 at the age of 63.

Williams starred in a number of theatrical productions, including Mike Nichols’ 1988 Off-Broadway version of Waiting for Godot, co-starring with Steve Martin; and his own one-man show, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. In 2011 he made his acting debut on Broadway in the title role of Rajiv Joseph’s drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.



Read Playbill.com's obituary for Mr. Williams here.