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The first time I heard of Robin Williams was before 'Happy Days'

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

My first thought when my son Josh called tonight to ask if I'd heard the heartbreaking news about Robin Williams' death:

My high school friend and comedian Barry Sobel calling to say I had to watch "Happy Days" to see this guy who was going to appear as an alien -- Robin Williams' first appearance as Mork. Barry had seen Robin Williams in California clubs and said he was the most talented comedian ever.

I will try to keep remembering that first laugh at the sight of him and all the laughs that followed. I think I have to break out my Comic Relief T-shirt ...

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