31. James Lipton, the host of the famous program Inside the Actor’s Studio, featured Robin as a guest on the show in 2001. He asked Robin what he’d like to hear God say when he reached the pearly gates, and without missing a beat, Robin’s reply was, “There’s seating near the front. The concert begins at five; it’ll be Mozart, Elvis, and one of your choosing.”
32. During the same appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio, Robin made one of the members in the audience laugh so hard he gave himself a hernia. Now, that’s what you’d call comedy!
33. Even though Robin attained such fame and notoriety, he always remembered his roots and how hard he had to work to achieve his successes. He even set up a scholarship for incoming students at Juilliard to help with the costs. Robin had a magnetic and generous personality, and he will truly be missed.
Who knew that beyond the fame and wealth, Robin Williams was such a grounded person? We should all strive to be as influential as he was—and to not be afraid to laugh, even when times are tough!