Gene Wilder

getty images: Actor Gene Wilder, the title character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and a co-star of Richard Pryorin four movies, died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according toVariety. In addition to Willy Wonka, Wilder’s standout films […]

(PHOTO: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)   (RNN) – Gene Wilder, longtime actor, screenwriter, director, author and popular movie star of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoryfame, has died, according to his family. Wilder was known for a string of iconic roles in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including leads in The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. […]