Dear Hollywood, this is what a funny man is…


Gene Wilder was 83.


Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.

His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality.

Playing chess with Cleavon Little.  Waiting for poor Augustus Gloop to become unstuck.

In this interview,he actually says “I don’t think I’m funny.” So wrong.

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3 Responses to Dear Hollywood, this is what a funny man is…

  1. Gus Bailey says:

    Just to add:

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paul Krendler says:

    “Just one more day? I was just starting to get into myself…”

    Liked by 1 person

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