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Gene Wilder

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Birthday
11, 1933
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 29, 2016 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1933
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Death Date
Aug 29, 2016 (83)

About

Illustrious actor who won an Oscar for his first major film role in The Producers and portrayed Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He also appeared in Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein

Before Fame

He developed an interest in acting when his mom contracted rheumatic fever and her doctor asked him to entertain her. His first paid role as an actor was as Mercutio in a production of Romeo & Juliet. 

Trivia

He started his film career playing a hostage in the 1967 feature Bonnie and Clyde

Family Life

His third wife was co-star and actress Gilda Radner. Their relationship lasted from 1984 until her death in 1989. He then married his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, in 1991. 

Associated With

Mel Brooks directed him in the films The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein. 

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