Gene Wilder - American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author; born Jerome Silberman June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Gene Wilder graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1951. He attended acting classes at the HB Studio in New York where he studied under fellow Wisconsinite, Uta Hagen.
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Above: Wilder with his wife, Gilda Radner.
Above: Wilder speaking in front of a House Appropriations subcommittee on ovarian cancer research.
Gene Wilder is well known movies including: Mel Brooks' The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Wilder is also known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Another You.