A Look Back At Gene Wilder

American comic actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerry Silkman stars with nightclub comedian Richard Pryor in the action comedy 'Silver Streak'. Directed by Arthur Hiller, the film was chosen for the 31st Royal Film Festival.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder American comic actor Gene Wilder, originally Jerry Silkman stars with nightclub comedian Richard Pryor in the action comedy 'Silver Streak'. Directed by Arthur Hiller, the film was chosen for the 31st Royal Film Festival. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka signature costume from the film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California, ahead of a public auction which begins on July 28. Auction house Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer and dealer of original Hollywood memorabila, will handle the sale of the celebrated Drier Collection, which due to its size, scope and significance, will take nearly two years and several auctions for all of the material to be offered. The costume from the 1971 film is estimated between $60,000 - $80,000. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka signature cost Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka signature costume from the film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012 in California, ahead of a public auction which begins on July 28. Auction house Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer and dealer of original Hollywood memorabila, will handle the sale of the celebrated Drier Collection, which due to its size, scope and significance, will take nearly two years and several auctions for all of the material to be offered. The costume from the 1971 film is estimated between $60,000 - $80,000. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
LONDON - JUNE 07:  Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing At Waterstones LONDON - JUNE 07: Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06:  Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
1999 Gene Wilder Stars As The "Turtle" In The Tv Movie "Alice In Wonderland." (Photo By Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Stars As The Turtle In The TV Movie Alice In Wonderland 1999 Gene Wilder Stars As The "Turtle" In The Tv Movie "Alice In Wonderland." (Photo By Getty Images)
NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 24:  Actor Gene Wilder congratulates Venus Williams after her match against Lindsay Davenport during final of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament August 24, 2002 at the Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Pilot Pen Tennis NEW HAVEN, CT - AUGUST 24: Actor Gene Wilder congratulates Venus Williams after her match against Lindsay Davenport during final of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament August 24, 2002 at the Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06:  Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06:  Actors Gene Wilder poses on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder poses on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars played the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06:  Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 07:  Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography "Kiss Me Like A Stranger", at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing At Waterstones LONDON - JUNE 07: Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography "Kiss Me Like A Stranger", at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  A view of the DVD at the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
40th Anniversary Of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: A view of the DVD at the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  A view of the DVD box set at the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
40th Anniversary Of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: A view of the DVD box set at the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour (L) Actor Gene Wilder (2R) watch Novak Djokovic of Serbia play against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
2014 US Open - Day 13 NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour (L) Actor Gene Wilder (2R) watch Novak Djokovic of Serbia play against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06:  Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder & John Gordon Sinclair - Photocall LONDON - JUNE 06: Actors Gene Wilder (R) and John Gordon Sinclair pose on the steps of The Producers' theatrical home, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on June 6, 2005 in London, England. The stars play/ed the role of the current and former Leo Bloom, with Wilder starring in the 1968 film version and Sinclair presently on the West End stage acting the same role. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 07:  Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing At Waterstones LONDON - JUNE 07: Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 07:  Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic.  (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing At Waterstones LONDON - JUNE 07: Actor Gene Wilder poses as he signs copies of his autobiography ?Kiss Me Like A Stranger?, at Waterstone's, Oxford Street on June 7, 2005 in London, England. The memoirs give an insight into Wilder's failed love life, his experiences of working with stars such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, his fight with, and victory over, cancer, and his time in the UK studying acting at the Bristol Old Vic. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Gene Wilder and his wife Karen Boyer watch as Shahar Peer of Israel takes on Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
U.S. Open Day Ten NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Gene Wilder and his wife Karen Boyer watch as Shahar Peer of Israel takes on Anna Chakvetadze of Russia during day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17:  Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17: Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17:  Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17: Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17:  Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Book Signing WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17: Actor and author Gene Wilder autographs copies of his new book 'The Woman Who Wouldn't' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at The Grove on March 17, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 26:  Copies of actor Gene Wilder's book "The Woman Who Wouldn't" appear on display at Barnes & Noble During a autograph signing event on March 26, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Signs Copies Of "The Woman Who Wouldn't" NEW YORK - MARCH 26: Copies of actor Gene Wilder's book "The Woman Who Wouldn't" appear on display at Barnes & Noble During a autograph signing event on March 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 26:  Actor Gene Wilder appears at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his book "The Woman Who Wouldn't" on March 26, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Gene Wilder Signs Copies Of "The Woman Who Wouldn't" NEW YORK - MARCH 26: Actor Gene Wilder appears at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his book "The Woman Who Wouldn't" on March 26, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Gene Wilder attends the 14th annual Art Directors Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
14th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards - Arrivals BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Gene Wilder attends the 14th annual Art Directors Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Production designer Terence Marsh (L) and actor Gene Wilder attend the 14th annual Art Directors Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
14th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards - Arrivals BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Production designer Terence Marsh (L) and actor Gene Wilder attend the 14th annual Art Directors Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Actor Gene Wilder (R) attends day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
U.S. Open - Day 13 NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Actor Gene Wilder (R) attends day thirteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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