Gene Wilder

Actor Gene Wilder Full Name: Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman]

United States of America

Profession: Actor
Why Famous: Gene Wilder was famous for his collaborations with writer and director Mel Brooks, featuring in "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein". He is perhaps best remember for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".

Born: June 11, 1933
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: August 29, 2016 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Complications of Alzheimers

Married Life

  • 1984-09-14 Stage and screen actor Gene Wilder (51) weds "Saturday Night Live" actress-comedian Gilda Radner (38) in France

Historical Events in the Life of Gene Wilder

  • 1974-02-07 Mel Brooks' film "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

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