R.I.P. Gene Wilder

R.I.P. Gene Wilder

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willywonkaKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Milwaukee native and cmic icon, Gene Wilder died of Alzheimer's at age 83.

While Gene Wilder had a rich, lengthy and varied Hollywood career, perhaps his most beloved film role was in the the 1971 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book, “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory”, which became “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”, in which Wilder played the titular character. Wilder had been battling Alzheimer’s for the past three years and succumbed at the age of 83.


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