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Wilder in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
About Gene Wilder (1933 – )
He was born on June 11,1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Gene Wilder's birth name is Jerome Silberman. Wilder says he picked the name 'Gene Wilder' because he couldn't see a 'Jerry Silberman' playing Hamlet.
In 1961 Gene Wilder's first big break was playing a small role in the off-Broadway production of Arnold Wesker's "Roots", and followed quickly with his Broadway debut "The Complaisant Lover" for which he won the Clement Derwent Award.
Gene Wilder's first feature was BONNIE AND CLYDE In 1967. In 1968 Gene Wilder's portrayed Leo Bloom, a stage producer, desperate for a flop, in the black comedy, THE PRODUCERS, which garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor.
In 1971, Wilder starred as the Mad Hatter of Chocolate, Willy Wonka, in the wacky kid's movie, WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
Gene Wilder starred in Mel Brook's 1974 movie, BLAZING SADDLES. One of Gene Wilder's most memorable performances was in 1974's Mel Brooks comedy hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Wilder was nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
Wilder starred with Richard Pryor in SILVER STREAK, in 1976.
Gene Wilder was married to comic actress, Gilda Radner.
Gene Wilder's notable movie credits include...
ANOTHER YOU (1991)
FUNNY ABOUT LOVE (1990)
SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL (1989
THE WOMAN IN RED (1984)
STIR CRAZY (1980)
THE FRISCO KID (1979)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
Gene Wilder in BLAZING SADDLES (1974).