by Brent Dirks
August 12, 2014
To help remember Robin Williams, who passed away yesterday at age 63, Apple has posted a special iTunes section that highlights some of the comedian’s work. Here’s what Apple says about Williams:
One of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions. Throughout a career that spanned five decades, Williams evolved from stand-up comedian to international movie star. Among the great masters of improv, he transfixed audiences with a mile-a-minute comic energy. Williams' Golden Globe-winning turn in Good Morning, Vietnam demonstrated that his versatile acting talents were equally suited to evoking dramatic complexity. Many of Williams' most iconic performances - in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar-winning triumph Good Will Hunting - were dazzling high-wire acts that left audiences in tears of laughter one minute and tears of poignancy the next. An Emmy and a Grammy winner as well, Williams was a philanthropist who served as the driving force behind Comic Relief USA, which has raised more than $50 million.Along with a number of Williams' more popular movies, the section also highlights some of drama work like: "Awakenings,""The World According to Garp," and "What Dreams May Come." The complete section can be accessed through the U.S. version of iTunes by clicking this link. Notably, Williams’ speech from “Dead Poets Society” was used to narrate the first ad in Apple’s “Your Verse” campaign that began in January. For other recent news, see: Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill now awaits governor's approval in California, Apple debuts new 'Your Verse' iPad TV ads featuring Beijing musicians and Detroit activist, and Apple's new iPads go into production with anti-reflection coating on larger model.