Gene Wilder: A Man Who Gave Immortal Life to a World of Imagination

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American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971.
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Gene Wilder died on Monday at the age of 83. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the humble actor gave the gift of comedy to the world in films like "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory," and "Stir Crazy" and "Silver Streak."

Here, The Takeaway celebrates the life and legacy of Wilder. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear our remembrance.