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Statement from The Juilliard School on the Passing of Robin Williams

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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August 12, 2014

 

Robin Williams was enrolled at The Juilliard School in the Diploma course from 1973-74 and in the B.F.A. program from 1974-75 to 1975-76. (He withdrew on February 10, 1976.)

In 1991, Juilliard presented Mr. Williams with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

 

STATEMENT FROM THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL ON THE PASSING OF ROBIN WILLIAMS

The Juilliard community is deeply saddened by the death of our distinguished alumnus Robin Williams. Robin's genius for comedic improvisation, which quickly surfaced in his studies at Juilliard, was matched by his deep understanding of the actor's art and how to touch his audience in meaningful ways. He was a generous supporter of the School's drama students through the Robin Williams Scholarship, which supported the tuition cost of a drama student each year.  As an artist, he brought together a unique mix of traditional actor training with a creative spirit that set new standards for performance in cinema, television and live theater. His caring ways and effervescent personality will be missed by all who were touched by this special person.

 

Joseph W. Polisi

President of The Juilliard School

 

 

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