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Stars turn out for Robin Williams memorial

Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a

Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007. Credit: AP / Reed Saxon

A constellation of stars celebrated comedy legend Robin Williams at a memorial service Saturday at the venerable Curran Theatre in San Francisco.

A representative for Williams told The Hollywood Reporter that the hundreds of attendees included actors Jeff Bridges, Danny DeVito, Minnie Driver, Bette Midler, Rhea Perlman, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Marlo Thomas, his "Mork & Mindy" co-star Pam Dawber and his recent "The Crazy Ones" co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar; comics Eddie Izzard and Richard Lewis; singer Josh Groban; and filmmakers Chris Columbus, George Lucas, Penny Marshall and Gus Van Sant.

Singer Stevie Wonder performed with Glide Ensemble and Change Band, of San Francisco's Glide Memorial Church, where a service had celebrated Williams on Aug. 17.

Among those who spoke at the private tribute were Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle, Adm. Mike Mullen, Williams' three children -- Cody, 22, Zelda, 25, and Zak, 31 -- and his wife, Susan Schneider Williams, said the magazine. His longtime assistant Rebecca Erwin Spencer also spoke, and Williams' second wife, Marsha Garces, attended, People magazine added.

Schneider Williams recounted how she and Williams had met at an Apple store, recalling they had smiled at each other from across the room and then began conversing, becoming best friends, a family friend told People.

After the memorial, which began at 1 p.m., a reception was held in the ballroom of nearby Westin St. Francis Hotel.

Williams -- the beloved star of such movies as "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993) and others, who earned four Academy Award nominations, winning for "Good Will Hunting" (1997) -- died Aug. 11 at his home in Tiburon, California, of "asphyxia due to hanging," an apparent suicide, at age 63.

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