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Billy Crystal came to fame on the sitcom Soap. After a year on Saturday Night Live, he began a successful film career.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams caught his first big break when he auditioned for the role of Mork on Happy Days. That one appearance would eventually land the actor with his own spin off show, "Mork & Mindy."
In 1955 actor and comedian Steve Martin moved to the suburbs outside Los Angeles where he was just moments away from Disneyland where he would work for many years growing up.
After a long career of dramatic roles Robert De Niro took on a more comedic role opposite Billy Crystal in the film "Analyze This."
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In December 2004, Crystal brought his most personal work to the Broadway stage. He wrote and performed 700 Sundays, the one-man show that took its title from Crystal's calculations on how much time he got to spend with his father before his death. Filled with family stories and sports references, the show won a Tony Award for special theatrical event in 2005.
In 2006, Crystal reunited with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg for a special edition of Comic Relief. The trio brought back the comedy fund-raising event to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina. As Crystal told People magazine, "The problems are still out there, and what's cool is we're still there. This is the 'We Still Have Our Own Hips' tour!"
The following year, Crystal became the 10th person to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center. He joined a list of other distinguished comedians, including George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Steve Martin, who have also been awarded this honor.
Continuing with his film career, Crystal plays a grandfather in the 2012 comedy Parental Guidance, with Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. He also has several other projects in the works, including the upcoming animated feature Monster University.
Crystal currently lives in California with his wife, Janice. Their two grown daughters have followed in their father's footsteps—Jennifer is an actress and Lindsey is a filmmaker. Crystal executive produced Lindsey's 2003 documentary, Uncle Berns.
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