Gene Wilder

Actor Gene Wilder

Full Name: Jerome Silberman
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: 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

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: August 29, 2016 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Complications of Alzheimer's disease

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

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

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