Gene Wilder, Comedy Icon, Has Died At 83; R.I.P Willy Wonka

Wilder played Willy Wonka in the first and iconic movie, as well as working with Mel Brooks and winning an Oscar for his roll in The Producers

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    Gene Wilder, best known for his portrayal of "Willy Wonka", has died today in his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. His nephew Jordan was with him.

    Wilder as Wonka

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    Wilder enjoyed a long and storied career, working with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, and winning two Oscars. His final performance was in a few episodes of "Will and Grace" in 2003, for which he won an Emmy.

    Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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    Rest in Peace, Gene. Thank you for all of your excellent work; to say you will be missed is an understatement.

    Wilder in 1980

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