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Gene Wilder Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Gene Wilder information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that Gene Wilder is a championship winning fencer. You can see him in sword-wielding action in the comedy Start the Revolution Without Me.

... that Gene Wilder made his motion picture debut in a very small role in Bonnie and Clyde.

... that Gene Wilder has directed five movies. They include The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (pictured here), The World's Greatest Lover, Sunday Lovers, The Woman in Red and Haunted Honeymoon.

... that Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder comedy classics Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles (pictured here) were both released in 1974. Visit our Tribute to Mel Brooks and our Tribute to Young Frankenstein.

... that Gene Wilder was married to Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner. They made three movies together (Hanky Panky, Haunted Honeymoon (pictured here) and The Woman in Red before her tragic early death from cancer in 1989.

... that Gene Wilder is very involved in Gilda's Club Worldwide, a charitable group that offers emotional support to cancer survivors. Click here to learn more about this worthy charity.

... that if you miss Gene Wilder and miss hearing his distinctive voice you can listen to an interview he gave on NPR.

... that Gene Wilder won an Emmy in 2003 for a two-episode guest role in Season Five of Will and Grace.

... Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were a comic team in four movies (Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Another You) You can watch that crazy pairing in this scene from Silver Streak

... that Gene Wilder had his own sitcom called "Something Wilder" that lasted 16 episodes in 1994. Here is a short clip:

... that Gene Wilder has written several books. A memoir Kiss Me Like A Stranger. And two novels My French Whore and The Woman Who Wouldn't.

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Hanky Panky

Dr. Frederick von Frankenstein ( Young Frankenstein ):

"No, it's pronounced "Fronkensteen.""

Which movie propelled Gene Wilder to stardom in the mid-Seventies?