Actor Gene Wilder passed away at his home in Stanford, Connecticut on Monday August 29th of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83 years old.He was perhaps best known for his role as Willy Wonka in the eponymous film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but he had a long and storied career with many memorable roles.
Gene Wilder Was An Icon of Comedy and Often Played "Mad Genius" Characters
His other iconic roles included the films Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Stir Crazy, Bonnie and Clyde, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, Silver Streak, and The Woman in Red.He teamed up with director Mel Brooks for several of his movies, creating iconic performances which blended quiet confidence with extreme neuroses, usually resulting in hysteria and mad outbursts.Gene Wilder was twice nominated for Oscars and once won an Emmy for an appearance on the sitcom "Will and Grace."He was married three times and is survived by his sister.The video is a compilation of several of his best lines, drawing from titles such as Blazing Saddles and See No Evil, Hear No Evil.https://youtu.be/0tE1T2ys7qo