Gene Wilder filled people’s lives with wonder and laughter through his acting career. Born in 1933 under the name of Jerome Silberman, Wilder grew up in Wisconsin. One day, when he was just 8 years old, a doctor told him to try to make his mother laugh after she was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Since that moment, he became fascinated with acting! He attended many acting schools and chose “Gene Wilder” as his stage name.
Gene Wilder was most famous for playing the role of Willy Wonka in the original 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His portrayal of the witty and eccentric owner of a magical candy factory was memorable and charming. Additionally, Gene Wilder’s fame grew for co-writing and acting in the horror comedy Young Frankenstein. In today’s pop culture, Gene Wilder’s depiction of Willy Wonka has made a comeback through popular internet images. Although he passed away recently, the endearing actor’s work will stay with us forever.
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