'Mork & Mindy' star says Robin Williams 'flashed, humped, bumped, grabbed' her on set

Robin Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-star Pam Dawber said the late actor would behave inappropriately toward her on the set of the 1970s sitcom, but she was never offended.

“I had the grossest things done to me by him,” Dawber has written in a soon-to-be-published biography of Williams, quotes from which were published by the Daily Mail. “I never took offense. 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.”

The biography, authored by New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff, also features interviews with director Howard Storm and producer Garry Marshall, both of whom described sexually inappropriate behavior from Williams toward Dawber and other women on set.

“He’d be doing a paragraph and in the middle of it he would just turn and grab her ass,” Storm said. “Or grab a breast. And we’d start again. I’d say, ‘Robin, there’s nothing in the script that says you grab Pam’s ass.’ And he’d say: ‘Oh, OK.”’

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American actor and comedian Robin Williams (1951 - 2014) with actress Pam Dawber at a party given by Paramount Pictures at Paramount Studios, Hollywood, circa 1978. Williams and Dawber co-star in the TV sit-com 'Mork And Mindy'. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: MORK & MINDY - 'Pilot' - Season One - 9/24/78, Robin Williams (photo) stars as Mork, a comedic alien who travels to Earth from his planet Ork in a large egg-shaped space ship. Landing in Boulder, Colorado he's befriended by Mindy, a pretty journalism student played by Pam Dawber, who helps him adapt to his new environment. In a flashback of a previous visit to Earth, Mork goes out on a date with Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) which was arranged by Fonzie. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 24: MORK & MINDY - AD Gallery - 1978 Pam Dawber, Robin Williams (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: MORK & MINDY - gallery - Season One - 9/14/78, The character of Mork, an alien from the planet of Ork, became so popular from an episode of 'Happy Days' that it was spun-off into this series starring Robin Williams in the lead role (his first major acting break). The misfit alien was sent to study Earthlings by his fellow Orkans. Landing in a giant eggshell, near Boulder, Colorado, he was befriended by Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber), who helped him adjust to Earth's strange ways., (Photo by Jim Britt/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 16: MORK & MINDY - 'A Mommy for Morky' - Season One - 11/16/78, Mindy (Pam Dawber) learned about raising a child after an Orkan age machine turned Mork (Robin Williams) into a five-year-old., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
circa 1979: American comedian and actor Robin Williams, wearing a woman's bathrobe, furry hat, and sunglasses, being hugged by American actor Pam Dawber, in a still from the television series, 'Mork and Mindy'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 15: MORK & MINDY - 'Yes Sir, That's My Baby' - Season One - 2/15/79, Mork (Robin Williams) wanted a baby of his own. Pam Dawber (Mindy) also starred., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 09: MORK & MINDY- Season Two - 'Mork vs. Mindy' 1979 Pam Dawber, Robin Williams (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 20: MORK AND MINDY - SEASON TWO - 'Dr. Morkenstein' 7/27/79 Pam Dawber, Robin Williams (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27: MORK & MINDY - Season Two - 'Mork Learns to See' 1979 Pam Dawber, Robin Williams (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 17: MORK & MINDY - Season Two - 'Mommy for Mindy' 1979 Robin Williams, Pam Dawber (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 17: MORK & MINDY - Season Two - 'Mommy for Mindy' 1979 Robin Williams, Pam Dawber (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 03: MORK & MINDY - Season Two - 'Little Orphan Morkie' 1980 Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Noah Hathaway (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 07: MORK & MINDY - 'Little Orphan Morkie' - Season Two - 2/7/80, Mindy (Pam Dawber) helped Mork (Robin Williams), who was threatened with deportation., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 08: MORK & MINDY - gallery - Season four - 10/8/81, The fourth season brought a surprising development to the series when Mork (Robin Williams) married Mindy (Pam Dawber), and he gave birth to their first child, the full-grown Mearth, who looked middle-aged, but babbled like a baby., (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 15: MORK & MINDY - 'The Wedding' - Season Four - 10/15/1981, Mork (Robin Williams) and Mindy (Pam Dawber) were finally married., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 15: MORK & MINDY - 'The Wedding' - Season Four - 10/15/1981, Mindy (Pam Dawber) and Mork (Robin Williams) were finally married., (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
Robin Williams & Pam Dawber at the 1997 benenfit for the Pediatric AIDS foundation in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 23: Actress Pam Dawber and actor Robin Williams attend the American Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Robin Williams on February 23, 1995 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 5: 'Love Sucks' -� Simon's promising new relationship is tested when he becomes disillusioned with love after Gordon and his partner break up, on THE CRAZY ONES, Thursday, April 10 (9:31-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Pam Dawber guest stars as Lily and Robin Williams as Simon Roberts. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
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“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,” added Marshall.

Dawber, who starred as Williams’ wife on the sitcom for four seasons, said she was unfazed by his actions, describing them as “playful.”

“If you put it on paper you would be appalled,” she said. “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.”

Williams took his own life in 2014, and the subsequent autopsy revealed that he struggled with a neurological condition called Lewy body disease (LBD) that fundamentally altered his personality and behavior — a condition his widow Susan Schneider Williams described as “chemical warfare in his brain.”

“Robin,” Itzkoff’s biography of the comedian, is set to be released on May 15, 2018.

The best Robin Williams quotes:

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“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

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“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

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“You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.”

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“See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”

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“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone.”

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“We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

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“If I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I’ll bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you’d probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You’re a tough kid. And I’d ask you about war, you’d probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, “once more unto the breach dear friends.” But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help. I’d ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel, to have that love for her, be there forever, through anything, through cancer. And you wouldn’t know about sleeping sitting up in the hospital room for two months, holding her hand, because the doctors could see in your eyes, that the terms “visiting hours” don’t apply to you. You don’t know about real loss, ’cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself. And I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much. And look at you… I don’t see an intelligent, confident man… I see a cocky, scared shitless kid. But you’re a genius Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you. But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, and you ripped my fucking life apart.” (From Good Will Hunting)

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“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.”

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“You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.” (From August Rush)

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“We were romantics. We didn’t just read poetry. We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared. Women swooned, and gods were created, gentlemen. Not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?” (From Dead Poet’s Society)

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“They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you. Their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen. You hear it? Carpe—hear it? Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” (From Dead Poet’s Society)

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“Okra is the closest thing to nylon I’ve ever eaten. It’s like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.”

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“All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home.” (From Patch Adams)

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“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I’ll guarantee you’ll win.” (From Patch Adams)

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“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so … look at the platypus.”

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“The Moon… It hangs like a testicle in the sky…”

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“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”

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“Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, ‘Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding’.”

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"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong."

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“Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘your table is ready.’”

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