Gene Wilder Overview:

Actor, Gene Wilder, was born Jerome Silberman on Jun 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI. As of December 2019, Gene Wilder was 86 years old.



Although Wilder was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1968Best Supporting ActorThe Producers (1968)Leo BloomNominated

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Spending September with .

By Michaela on Oct 9, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

When I found out passed away a month ago, I was thrown for a loop. Although it makes absolutely no sense, I had always assumed he would be around. A world without ? That's insane -- but it's what we have now, and because I'm a sentimental fool, I've been trying to fill my life... Read full article

The Loss of .

By Michaela on Sep 4, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

I've been starting and erasing every opening sentence I've had for this post for the past five minutes. Honestly, how do I begin? I've been in love with ever since I first saw him in The Producers. He was hysterical (and wet and in pain), a tightly-contained man who could suddenly burst ... Read full article

RIP 1933 – 2016

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 30, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

RIP 1933 – 2016 On August 30, 2016August 30, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized A comedy genius and a wonderful man. He will be dearly missed. Thank you for everything? Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Load... Read full article

A Salute to ’s Wonderful Whimsical Charm

By Summer Reeves on Aug 29, 2016 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

A Salute to ’s Wonderful Whimsical Charm 29 Monday Aug 2016 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1970s, 1990s, Cinema, Musicals ≈ Leave a comment Tags1970s, 1990s, Musical I cannot begin to express how saddened I was to hear ... Read full article

Pure Imagination: As Willy Wonka

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 29, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

After a long, hot day at work, I came home to find out that passed away. This one hits a little bit closer to home than most. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is one of my top 100 favorite movies of all time, and I watch it at least once a year. The idea that Mr. Wonka himself could... Read full article

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Gene Wilder Quotes:

Leo Bloom: [after a fight with Max] I'm sorry I called you "Fat, fat, fat".

[Leo Bloom walks in on Bialystock romancing Holdmethouchme]
Leo Bloom: Oh my God!
Max Bialystock: You mean "oops," don't you? Just say "oops" and get out!
Leo Bloom: Ahahahahahahahaha
Max Bialystock: Not "ahahahahahahah!" Oops!
Leo Bloom: Oops!
[slams the door]

Leo Bloom: [reading the title of the play for the first time] "Springtime for Hitler" a gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden... Wow!

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Gene Wilder Facts
When he chose his stage name, he chose "Wilder" because he loved Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town". The name "Gene" he chose simply because he liked it, not realizing until later it was because his mother's name was Jeanne (she was sick for most of his childhood, and he spent much of his time entertaining her as a kid to keep her happy and her spirits up. He subconsciously chose the name because he loved her so much and in honour of her).

Starred with Richard Pryor in four movies: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991).

His performance as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein ("that's FRONKensteen") in Young Frankenstein (1974) is ranked #9 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

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