Tuesday, August 30, 2016

RIP Gene Wilder

Actor Gene Wilder has died aged 83. He starred in classics like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, See No Evil Hear No Evil, Silver Streak, and the Frisco Kid.
The actor died in his Connecticut home as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, Wilder’s nephew said, adding Wilder hadn’t disclosed his illness because he did not want to disappoint or confuse his fans.

Wilder, a Milwaukee native who was born Jerry Silberman in 1933, was nominated for an Oscar twice in his career — once for best supporting actor for his role in The Producers and once for co-writing Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks.

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