Vintage Photograph of The Late Robin Williams Performing on NYC Streets in 1979

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Robin Williams Street Performance in New York City, 1979

From his roles as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin to Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting, late actor and comedian Robin Williams captured America’s hearts with his brilliant humor and heartwarming character.

Williams originally rose to fame in the sitcom Mork & Mindy which premiered in 1978. Yet in this vintage photograph discovered by Ryan Haught, Williams is shown performing on the New York City streets as a young star in 1979.

Next, check out this classic act for one of Williams’ most memorable comedic shows.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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