Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder — star of classic movies like “Young Frankenstein”, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, “Blazing Saddles”, “Stir Crazy” and more — died on Monday, August 29th, 2016, at the age of 83. He passed away at his home in Stamford, CT. His nephew said that Wilder died as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s.

Wilder was married to Gilda Radner from 1984 until she passed away in 1989.  He then married Karen Boyer in 1991. He is survived by a daughter, Katharine (he adopted her in 1967 when he married her mother Mary Joan Schutz). Wilder was also at one time married to the actress-playwright Mary Mercier.

For more information about Gene Wilder, here is his Wikipedia page.

Here is a classic scene from “Young Frankenstein”…


And of course I have to include a scene from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”…


Photo: Caroline Bonarde Ucci

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