News has recently went around about the passing of Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder has been known for many of his works which include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jim in Blazing Saddles, and his various works with Richard Pryor in movies like Silver Streak and See No Evil, Hear No Evil. Gene Wilder was born as Jerome Silberman who was born to a Russian father and a mother from Illinois. He has had a 50 year career as an entertainer. He has been in only 37 films. However, he has made a huge impact in the entertainment industry as well as other media.
Gene Wilder has had four marriages in his lifetime. He was married to Mary Mercier, Mary Schutz, Gilda Radner, and Karen Webb. Gene Wilder has also got involved in spreading awareness of cancer after Radner died from ovarian cancer. He has helped with the founding of non-profit called Gilda’s Club. Gilda’s Club has been put in place in order to spread awareness of cancer and help bring forth better treatment for cancer. It is also very helpful for the friends and family of the people who are suffering from the ailment.
Gene Wilder has also kept active in Hollywood as an aging star. He has made appearances in plenty of shows throughout the rest of his days. Among the most recent appearances he has made was a children’s show called Yo Gabba Gabba. Gene was also a writer. He has helped with the story of See No Evil Hear No Evil. He has also had some very interesting experiences on the set of his film, especially with his co-star and friend, Richard Pryor. One thing that often happened on the set of the films was that they would read a line and then Richard Pryor would improvise. Gene Wilder would respond as was natural and they would go with it. This is how they have made some great magic together in their films.