Gene Wilder (1933-2016), Legendary Actor, Comedian, Author, Philanthropist and Mensch

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Jerome Silberman aka Gene Wilder, the legendary actor and comedian who starred in such iconic films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Stir Crazy and Silver Streak, passed away on August 29th due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83 years old. In addition to his amazing acting career, Wilder was also a prolific author and the co-founder of Gilda’s Club, a community cancer support organization created in loving memory of his late wife Gilda Radner, who died in 1989 from hereditary ovarian cancer.

Many friends and fans have taken to social media to remember this mensch of a man.

RIP Mr. Wilder. Thank you for introducing us to a world of pure imagination.

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