Nashville Celebrates the Life of Robin Williams

We remember this week the life of entertainment great, Robin Williams. We share countless memories of him: mimicking the shrill voice of Euphegenia Doubtfire, listening to the ever-famous “Carpe Diem” speech and feeling fire-in-the-belly, amongst other notable moments. As we celebrate his art and his impact, we wanted to highlight some notable moments Robin shared with us in Nashville.

Selfie at Ernest Tubb:

“@robinwilliams: When in Nashville, gotta see the sights.”

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While shooting for “Boulevard” in 2013, Robin stopped by Broadway’s famous Ernest Tubb Record Shop. We imagine he might’ve picked up a Johnny Cash record or two to remember us by. This film screened this spring as the Nashville Film Festival.

The story goes that while on location for “Boulevard” Robin was gracious, down-to-earth, brightening up the Oxford Shop clothing store in which they were filming. As you might expect from his typically light-hearted and warm acting roles, Robin interacted closely with store employees and customers. He displayed gratitude and sincerity, thanking them for allowing him and his crew in the space.

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Photo Credit: Jamey Tucker. See full story here.

 

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Robin poses with a Nashville fan while in the city for “Boulevard.” #tbt to the Mork & Mindy days, Williams’ 80s sitcom featuring him as an alien in an egg-shaped spaceship.

This scenery may look familiar and is just a stone’s throw from Wannado HQ.

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Robin celebrates his nephew’s engagement outside of Bricktops on West End.

Robin Williams undoubtedly touched the lives of the people in Nashville while he filmed here. He constantly was on the lookout to make people smile and do something for them without asking anything in return. As we celebrate the life of Robin Williams, we also want to spotlight an organization very dear organization of his, the Make A Wish Foundation. Both on the screen as Patch Adams, and offscreen as well, Williams frequently visited terminally ill children to brighten their day. Join us tonight at the Make-a-Wish Wine and Wishes event to remember Williams’ impact and give back to our community.