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Illustrious actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his first major film role in The Producers. He also portrayed Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He also appeared in Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.
His third wife was co-star and actress Gilda Radner. Their relationship lasted from 1984 until her death in 1989. He then married his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, in 1991.
How did Gene Wilder die?
Gene Wilder's death was caused by Alzheimer's Disease.
|Cause of death||Alzheimer's Disease|
|Age of death||83 years|
|Birthday||June 11, 1933|
|Death date||August 29, 2016|
|Place of death||Stamford, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||Ebony Grove Cemetery Mercedes, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA|
I wanted to do – there was this film called ‘Magic’ that Anthony Hopkins did. And the director wanted me. The writer wanted me. Joe Levine said no, I don’t want any comedians in this.Gene Wilder
Lots of things are hard work, but I think writing, for me, after I started acting at 13 years old. I like writing now much more than I do acting only because, well, partly because the scripts that are offered are junk.Gene Wilder
And in ‘Frisco Kid’ and in ‘The Woman in Red’ I had to ride badly. Then you have to really ride well in order to ride badly.Gene Wilder
I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I’m on the right track.Gene Wilder
I never used to believe in fate. I used to think you make your own life, and then you call it fate.Gene Wilder