Tribute: Gene Wilder

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

We mourn the loss of actor Gene Wilder, who died today at age 83. Best remembered as the mild-mannered accountant enticed into fraud by Zero Mostel in “The Producers” and as candymaker Willy Wonka, and as the gunman in “Blazing Saddles,” Wilder also starred with Richard Pryor in “Stir Crazy” and starred as the title character and co-wrote one of the funniest movies of all time, “Young Frankenstein.”

Director Mel Brooks tweeted: “Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”

May his memory be a blessing.

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