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    Posted August 12, 2014 by
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    In Memoriam

    Robin at the Starlight Theatre, KC

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     penmark1320 said his meeting with Robin Williams in 1982 meant a lot: 'My family loved "Mork and Mindy" and we all couldn't believe we were getting to meet him. He was very warm, friendly, and forthcoming backstage and told me his fears of Mork being cancelled and wondering if he'd ever work again. He was so adorable with my kids, my daughter was 11 and my son was 5. He asked them if they'd seen ET and he put his finger up to my son's finger and whispered, "ET phone home".
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I was a concert caterer in Kansas City back in the 80's, I got to meet a lot of celebrities. Robin played the Starlight Theatre in '82 with John Sebastian. I was thrilled to be meeting them both. I brought them famous KC barbeque from Gates and they loved it. Took the whole family backstage because we were all big 'Mork' fans, Robin was very sweet to the kids. He asked them if they had seen 'ET' yet, it had just come out. Mork had been cancelled and he was worried that he'd never work again. Shine on, Morkie...

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