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Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« on: August 29, 2016, 12:51:29 pm »

Variety (and a lot of other places) are reporting that Gene Wilder has passed away at age 83.

Somehow I was surprised by this... he was 83 and had Alzheimers.  But it continues the streak of 2016 taking away everyone we like.

It also occurred to me now that just about everyone in Young Frankenstein is now gone... just Mel Brooks and Gene Hackman are left.

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 12:56:52 pm »
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

He was and is and will always be one of my all time favorite film comedians. Love, love, love Young Frankenstien and Silver Streak, which are still tops in my book when it comes to Comedies. RIP Mr. Wilder and thanks for all the the laughs over the years. You are now reunited with Gilda.
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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 01:04:40 pm »
Good Lord, this is so weird.
Loved Wilder and his work. I heard nothing but greatness about his private life.
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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016, 01:09:07 pm »
84... you know, I have a sense of dread about who we may lose next.  2016 knows no pity.

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 01:13:31 pm »

"It's only with the heart that one can see clearly. What's essential is invisible to the eye."

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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 09:46:23 pm »
Remembering the 'master of the comedic pause'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRY0fRYU9gI
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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 09:47:07 pm »
Gene Wilder's most memorable roles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=391w785V--8
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2016, 09:47:47 pm »
Gene Wilder on getting his role as Willy Wonka (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOPZf8DwAI
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Re: Gene Wilder (1933-2016)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2016, 09:52:09 pm »
via Vox, Gene Wilder's Greatest Quality was his Comedic Generosity.




and Gene Wilder's last appearance on Conan.

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