Published Mar 21, 2018Robin Williams' Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber has revealed disturbing details about the late actor and comedian's on-set behaviour in a new book, though she's brushing it off as part of Williams' quirky personality.
"I had the grossest things done to me by him," Dawber said in David Itzkoff's upcoming biography of Williams [via The Daily Mail]. "And I never took offence. I mean I was flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed. I think he probably did it to a lot of people … but it was so much fun."
She also said that Williams would wrestle with her, fart on her and show up to the set totally naked. He even "goosed" the elderly actress playing Mindy's grandmother, poking her rear end with a cane.
"If you put it on paper you would be appalled," Dawber continued. "But somehow he had this guileless little thing that he would do — those sparkly eyes. He'd look at you, really playful, like a puppy, all of a sudden. And then he'd grab your tits and then run away. And somehow he could get away with it. It was the 70s, after all."
Mork & Mindy director Howard Storm also chalked the behaviour up to "Robin being Robin" or just being "bored."
"He'd be doing a paragraph and in the middle of it he would just turn and grab her ass. Or grab a breast. And we'd start again," he explained. "I'd say, 'Robin, there's nothing in the script that says you grab Pam's ass.' And he'd say: 'Oh, OK.'''
Show producer Garry Marshall, further corroborated accounts of Williams' on-set behaviour, adding, "He would take all his clothes off, he would be standing there totally naked and she was trying to act. His aim in life was to make Pam Dawber blush."
Mork & Mindy was on the air from 1978 to 1982. Williams died by suicide on August 10, 2014.
Itzkoff's biography, titled Robin, is due out on May 15.