Robin Williams’ Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber has opened up about the relationship they shared while working together. In Pam's latest book titled 'Robin,' the actress called the actor a "nice person" who had a “gigantic heart."
“I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me. We just clicked,” she reportedly said in her book according to Daily Mail. However, she also made the shocking revelation of how he chose to treat others on the set.
“I had the grossest things done to me by him. And I never took offense,” she said. “I mean I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people … but it was so much fun.”
Pam added that Robin had his charm that would make anyone forget about what he had just done. One could say that it helped him to get away with things.
"Somehow he had that magic. If you put it on paper you would be appalled," she said.
"But somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do – those sparkly eyes. He’d look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he’d grab your tits and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the Seventies, after all.”
The account was also addressed by Mork & Mindy producer Howard Storm who said, “He’d be doing a paragraph and in the middle of it he would just turn and grab her ass. Or grab a breast. And we’d start again.”
He also added “It was just Robin being Robin, and he thought it would be funny. He could get away with murder.”
Garry Marshall, another producer said that it was Robin's mission to embarrass Pam on the sets and this was his way of doing it.
“He would take all his clothes off, he would be standing there totally naked and she was trying to act. His aim in life was to make Pam Dawber blush," he said.
In 2014, Robin took his own life after suffering from Lewy Body Disease, a type of dementia that affected his thinking, memory and movement control.
His wife, Susan Schneider Williams, even opened up about the actor in an interview with People, stating that he was “quiet, intellectual man she knew and loved.
"Robin was a quiet, intellectual man, sometimes playful. But primarily what moved him was the fact that he was an observational genius,” she said.
“And if you can imagine the energy that he would bring to the stage — no one can do that full-time. And I think the brilliance behind that impact of energy he would bring was because, in his time off, he was someone who was contemplative and an observational genius.”
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