Robin Williams as Mork and Pam Dawber as Mindy on the ABC series “Mork & Mindy” in 1979. Producer Garry Marshall said of Williams’ audition – in which he stood on his head on a chair – that Williams was the only alien who tried out for the role.
Robin Williams as Mork and Pam Dawber as Mindy on the ABC series “Mork & Mindy” in 1979. Producer Garry Marshall said of Williams’ audition – in which he stood on his head on a chair – that Williams was the only alien who tried out for the role. ABC VIA AP
Robin Williams as Mork and Pam Dawber as Mindy on the ABC series “Mork & Mindy” in 1979. Producer Garry Marshall said of Williams’ audition – in which he stood on his head on a chair – that Williams was the only alien who tried out for the role. ABC VIA AP

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