Monday, August 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, R.I.P.

We sadly note and mourn the passing of comedic icon and quintessential gentle man (whether spelled in both two words or one), Gene Wilder, aged 83. Debutting in Bonnie and Clyde, and best-remembered in starring roles from Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein to iconic performances in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, he was a remarkable talent, a gifted comedic actor, as well as a writer, husband, and father, and both Hollywood specifically and the world in general are now the poorer for his departure. But what a phenomenal body of work did he leave us to enjoy for all time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ending of Willy Wonka. Brilliant!

(tablet version; for non- tablet, search 'WillyvWonka passed the test' on Youtube)