Actor Gene Wilder, Star of ‘Willy Wonka’Dead at 83


NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka’ and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

 

 

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Gene Wilder sat down with Robert Osborne at 92Y on June 12 for a rare public appearance. He spoke about his disdain for the Willy Wonka remake, working with Richard Pryor and Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, Young Frankenstein, and more.