Veteran funny man and comedic genius Gene Wilder passed as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s. Wilders best movies were Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, also pairing with another comedic genius Richard Pryor for movies like 1978’s “Silver Streak,” a spoof of film thrillers set on trains; 1980’s “Stir Crazy” was an even bigger hit, grossing more than $100 million. Wilder and Pryor’s two other pairings, “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” and “Another You,” provided diminishing returns, however.
Gene Wilder was married to long time friend and wife Gilda Radner who died in 1989 from ovarian cancer. You will remember Gilda Radner from The original Prime time Players on Saturday Night Live and on the move “The Woman In Red” also a Gene Wilder classic.