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The actor, who would have turned 69 today, made his acting debut in a little-seen 1977 comedy “Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?”

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  • Williams made his big screen debut in little-seen 1977 comedy “Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?”

  • Williams made several appearances doing sketches on 1977’s “The Richard Pryor Show”

  • The quirky comedy series “Mork and Mindy,” a spinoff from “Happy Days” and an alien character he debuted on that hit, premiered in 1978 and put Williams on the map.

  • Christopher Reeve presented Williams with a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer for “Mork and Mindy” in 1979.

  • “The World According to Garp” (1982) marked one of Williams’ first dramatic performances, in the title role of a John Irving novel adaptation.

  • Williams was received his first Oscar nomination for his role in 1987’s “Good Morning, Vietnam.”

  • O Captain! My captain! Williams captivated a young audience by playing an unorthodox professor in 1989’s “Dead Poets Society.”

  • “There you are, Peter.” Williams played a grown up Peter Pan returning to Neverland in 1991’s “Hook.”

  • Williams memorably voiced the Genie in Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin,” which came out in 1992.

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  • “Mrs Doubtfire” was released in 1993 and remains one of Williams’ most iconic roles.

  • Williams played a wild man returning to civilization as a result of a board game gone very wrong in 1995’s “Jumanji.”

  • Williams played one half of a flamboyant gay couple opposite Nathan Lane in 1996’s “The Birdcage.”

  • Williams won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

  • Williams celebrating his Oscar win for “Good Will Hunting” in 1998 with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who also won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay.

  • For a film in which he plays a doctor/clown, 1998’s “Patch Adams” was a somber and dramatic turn for Williams.

  • Williams went dark and twisted for Mark Romanek’s 2002 cult favorite thriller “One Hour Photo.”

  • Williams played Teddy Roosevelt in 2006’s “Night at the Museum” and reprised the role in the 2009 sequel. The threequel, “Secret of the Tomb,” hit theaters in 2014 — just months after his death.

  • Williams with his daughter Zelda (with second wife Marsha Garces) in 2009.

  • Williams with his wife, Susan Schneider, in 2012. The couple was married in 2011.

  • Williams played father to Sarah Michelle Gellar in his return to TV, 2013 CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones.”

  • Williams played President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” in 2013.

  • The last Williams film to be released while he was alive was 2014’s “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” which co-starred Mila Kunis.

  • “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” was the last studio film Williams had completed prior to his death. He posted this photo with his stand-in and stunt double in May 2014.

  • The last photo Williams ever posted to social media was this #tbt featuring him with his daughter on July 31: “Happy Birthday to Ms. Zelda Rae Williams! Quarter of a century old today but always my baby girl. Happy Birthday @zeldawilliams Love you!”

  • The actor, who would have turned 69 today, made his acting debut in a little-seen 1977 comedy “Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?”

    The actor, who would have turned 69 today, made his acting debut in a little-seen 1977 comedy “Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?”

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