CNN PRODUCER NOTE Etamez71 recalled encountering Robin Williams on the set of 'Mork and Mindy' in the 1970s (and later meeting him in 1997). 'The fact that he took the time out to come and say hello and pose for a photo during a filming break, was inspirational. This being my second time meeting him, I felt that he was indeed one of those artists and celebrities who never forgot where he came from, and that the fans were important in his career. He treated the extras on this film in such a decent and respectful way. It was the opposite of what I'd heard about how extras are treated on set. I'm still an actress (have had my SAG card since 1997), have a number of credits under my belt, and I have never forgotten Robin Williams' kindness and respect from the two times I had the pleasure of meeting him in person and watching his brilliance. He had a way of making everyone feel that they belonged.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
I remember the first time I met Robin Williams. I was a young girl (in the late 70s...can't quite remember the year) and my aunt, was working at Paramount Pictures. She got us tickets to see a taping of Mork & Mindy. He was so funny and had the audience laughing hysterically even when the cameras were not rolling. After the show, all of us kids in the audience stood against the rails in front of the set asking for autographs. Robin Williams was the only cast member to hang around signing autographs. And with a sense of humor and smile that lit up the sky! He was an amazing actor and human being. I was lucky enough to meet him twice during his lifetime. Twenty some years later when I met him again, he had not changed! I was trying to get my SAG card and was working on the set of Father's Day, this time as a grown woman. Robin Williams was warm, funny and humble and stopped to pose for a photo with me in between scenes.
RIP, Mr. Williams. Thank you for making such a big impression on such a little girl. You were a true artist and gentleman!