Robin Williams gave an emotional tribute to his friend Jonathan Winters on the 2013 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The first of five tributes planned, the moment took the spotlight off the award giving process and put it on the talented entertainer that many people loved. Sharing different voices of characters and offering how Jonathan Winters shaped Robin Williams’ career, the tribute had fans thinking about the legendary entertainer in a whole new way.
Jonathan Winters was known for his sense of humor and always gave people a reason to laugh. From his stand up comedy bits on late night television to his acting on sitcoms, people tuned in to watch Winters perform. Generations of viewers grew up watching Jonathan Winters and the loss of his talent was felt around the world in 2013.
Allowing stars to pay tribute to their friend on the 2013 Emmys is a whole new idea for the show and the fans loved it. Getting to see an emotional side of the entertainment world, it was an extraordinarily powerful moment.
Take a look at the video clip of Robin Williams giving tribute to Jonathan Winters on the 2013 Emmys.
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