Billy Crystal Salutes Robin Williams at Emmys: Watch Now!

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It was fitting that on a night where the best and brightest of television were highlighted that the 2014 Emmy Awards paid tribute to superstar Robin Williams.

It wasn’t just that the death of Williams has left such a cultural void in the world of comedy and drama. It was that television was where we first discovered the mad talent genius of the man who recently took his own life and died at 63 years old.

Billy Crystal knew Williams for decades and it was also fitting that he was the one chosen to take the Emmy stage to salute his longtime friend and colleague in those Comic Relief charity shows, to give us his take on the legend and the man. Watch now…

Even though there were awards to pass out, it’s hard to imagine a world where we cannot watch favorite Robin Williams movies without getting emotional.

But, we suppose, with time that scar that is from his exit from this world will be replaced with what was there in the first place -- a marvel at the man and his immense power to entertain and enlighten.

And is it us, or did Crystal do a stellar job?!   

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Robin Williams is an Academy Award-winning actor and comedian born in Chicago, Illinois. Williams got his big break from the hit television show, Mork & Mindy in the late 70's as the iconic Mork.

Robin Williams came to prominence on the big screen for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987. After that Williams went on to star in such films as Dead Poet's Society, Hook, and The Fisher King.

In 1992, Williams lent his voice to the Genie in Disney's highly successful animated Aladdin. It was this casting that helped paved the way for future big name stars doing voices in animated flicks. Williams has also done voice work in Fern Gully, Robots, and Happy Feet.

William's film career has continued to have success including his Mrs. Doubtfire, The Bird Cage, Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, and Patch Adams.

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