Actor Gene Wilder, known for his hilarious comedy films with Comedian Richard Pryor has passed away. Wilder starred with Pryor in the hit movies, 1978’s “Silver Streak,” 1980’s “Stir Crazy,” along with two other films. Wilder may be best known for his roles as in the movies “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and the Mel Brooks films “Blazing Saddles,” and “Young Frankenstein.”
Wilder received two Oscar Nominations (one for “The Producers” and the other for co-writing “Young Frankenstein”)
Wilder passed away from complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was 83.
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