This week we pay tribute to one of the most legendary actors to ever grace the silver screen, Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder has starred in some of the greatest comedy movies of all time including Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and as the iconic role of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Wilder died at the age of 83 on August 29, 2016, at home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He had kept knowledge of his condition private, but had been diagnosed three years prior to his death. Wilder’s nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said that this was so as not to sadden his younger fans.
Join us as we say goodbye to a true legend. 1933-2016