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Celebrating Robin Williams: 8 Incredible Clips to Remember Him By

One of the first sitcoms that I really loved was "Mork and Mindy." As a teen I was touched by films like "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society" and "Hook." As an adult I was completely enchanted by "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Jumanji." And as a parent I have watched "Night at the Museum" and "Happy Feet" more times than I care to admit. The two big common denominators of all these projects that span almost 40 years? They are all family-friendly productions for the big screen (and the little one in the case of "Mork and Mindy") — and they all starred Robin Williams.

This week we lost Robin Williams, the 63-year-old versatile actor, who went far beyond the comic roles that started off his career and stretched his talents to encompass comedies, dramas and many, many family films earning him an Oscar, six Golden Globes, two Emmys and countless fans in the process.

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In his passing I am really struck by not just the variety of roles he took on but how many of his films I’ve watched with my daughter countless times ("Aladdin" is a family favorite). Now, I never think of Robin Williams as being a kid movie actor; when I think of his roles I usually conjure up scenes from "Dead Poet’s Society," "Good Will Hunting" or his recently canceled TV show "The Crazy Ones." But Robin Williams really had stand-out roles in films that our kids, my kid, love. He may have left this earth but he leaves a legacy for us all.

Here are clips from eight of his family friendly films to share with your kids:

"Aladdin"

"Mrs. Doubtfire"

Or Even the "Mrs. Doubtfire" Trailer

"Hook"

"Night at the Museum"

"Popeye"

"Jumanji"

"Robots"

"Happy Feet"

Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.

Image via Instagram, Robin Williams

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