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Old 08-30-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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R.I.P.

One of my favorite Wilder movies was Woman in Red.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:26 AM
 
Location: England
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Gene Wilder had a very unique comedic acting style that in a few films was unforgettable. I remember well the first time I saw him way back in 1967, in 'Bonnie and Clyde.' Then came 'The Producers'.........

But for me, the film he used this strange, but very funny comedy style was 'Young Frankenstein.' He was hilarious in this movie. God bless Gene. You made us laugh, which is the greatest gift of all. Here he is alongside the wonderful Peter Boyle.......




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMvAtmdanUQ
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I wonder if Gene Wilder would have been as famous if he chose to remain Jerome Silberman?
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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To me he will always be Willy Wonka. That's who I see when I think of Gene Wilder. I loved him in Stir Crazy as well. That tribute made me cry and I couldn't look at his sweet face yesterday without crying.

It's so weird that a person you've never met could affect you like this. I loved Gene Wilder !!! :'(
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I wonder if Gene Wilder would have been as famous if he chose to remain Jerome Silberman?
Like Michael Landon and his birth name ( Eugene Orowitz), Gene needed the change to further a career in the Biz.
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:03 PM
 
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Really will miss Gene Wilder. Just plain funny. A natural born comedian.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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I cry at this photo.



R.I.P. Gene Wilder.

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Old 09-02-2016, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I wonder if Gene Wilder would have been as famous if he chose to remain Jerome Silberman?
funny enough I was looking through some Jewish born or brought up movie stars and was taken aback at how many there was that I didnt know about. some dropped their real names some didnt. some looked what we think of as Jewish some didnt.. in the past it was better for jews to change their names for getting work in the entertainment industry sadly... ..here are some . https://mic.com/articles/82833/16-ce...ish#.ifSAph6I1 I also watched a late forties movie Gentemans Agreement, if you get the chance have a watch.. it will shock you as to how Jews in the US were treated. or will it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:02 PM
 
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An original and a legend. He will be missed. Willy Wonka has long been one of my favorites.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:21 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I cry at this photo.



R.I.P. Gene Wilder.

Awesome.
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