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Gene Wilder

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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Residence: Milwaukee
Country: United States
BirthDay: 11 June 1933
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Washington High School, HB Studio, University of Iowa

Gene Wilder was bornon 11 June 1933 in Milwaukee, American. Jerome Silberman, who is famous by his stage name ‘Gene Wilder’, is a retired Hollywood actor, television actor, director, screenwriter, author, etc. He was born in a Jewish family in Wisconsin and had an interest in acting from a very young age. He started taking interest in the local community theatre in Wisconsin. He served sometime in the army as a paramedic but kept pursuing his dream of acting by studying in HB Studio at the same time. He was later offered admission in Actors Studio and started doing small stints in the Off Broadway scene. His first big role was in the movie called ‘The Producers’. After that he did some comedies and worked in Woody Allen’s ‘‘Everything You Always Wanted to know About Sex’. He also appeared as Willy Wonka in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, which became one of the most memorable roles of his life. Wilder used to write scripts of his films and directed some movies as well. He has worked with great artists like: Harrison Ford, Gilda Radner, Richard Pryor, etc. He was married for four times in his life and one of his marriages was with his co-star from the movie ‘Hanky Panky’ - Gilda Radner.


$20 Million


In 1991, Wilder got married for the fourth time to Karen Webb, a clinical supervisor for the New York League for the Hard of Hearing


In 1984, he got married for the third time to his co-star Gilda Radner


In 1982, he did ‘Hanky Panky’ starring opposite comedienne Gilda Radner


In 1980, ‘Stir Crazy’ came out in which Wilder starred along with Richard Pryor


In 1977, he wrote, produced and directed the film called ‘The World’s Greatest Lover’, an idea that was inspired by Fellini’s ‘The White Sheik’


In 1975, he made his directorial debut with ‘The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother’


In 1974, while working on the script of ‘Young Frankenstein’, he did a cameo for Mel Brooks’ ‘Blazing Sadles’ which was offered to him at the last minute and ‘The Little Prince’ which was a musical film shot in London


In 1971, Wilder’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ was released


In 1969, Wilder went to live in Paris to act in ‘Start the Revolution Without Me’, which was directed by Bud Yorkin


In 1967, Wilder got his first role in a motion picture called ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, which was directed by Arthur Penn


In 1963, Wilder got his first lead role in the Broadway production called ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ opposite Anne Bancroft


In 1960, he got married to his girlfriend Mary Mercier


In 1957, after the death of his mother, Wilder was relieved from military service and he started learning acting at HB Studio and side by side did odd jobs like, fencing instructor, limousine driver etc


In 1956, he joined the army and went to Fort Sam Houston


In 1955, Wilder got admission in Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

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