Pam Dawber, who famously played Mindy opposite Robin Williams’ “Mork”, will be featured on a PBS tribute to the late actor later this month.
The actress filmed an interview for the special in which she talks about her friendship and working relationship with Williams and what they talked about before he died. The television program will also feature talks with several actors who worked with the comedian and will give fans access to his last interview, as well as “never-before-seen” moments from his career.
PBS executive producer Steve Boettcher says they wanted to give viewers a glimpse at the man they came to know; the actor’s suicide came as a shock to everyone, and many were confused as to why he would take his own life.
“We wanted to share with PBS viewers the Robin that we saw – the very unassuming, caring, genuine and gentle man who took his acting seriously, but was able to make others laugh. We hope this special provides more insight to this incredible man, in his own words,” Boettcher said.
Williams touched many lives before his death on August 11, from fellow actors to people he barely knew. American Horror Story actress Kathy Bates recalled recently the time that Williams consoled her at an awards show after he read another actress’s name onstage, saying she would never forget his kindness.
“He came to me on the commercial break and said, ‘I really wish I could have read your name. Are you okay? I know what it’s like to lose,’” she said.