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RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016

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American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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American actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory', directed by Mel Stuart, 1971. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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On August 29, 2016, a tremendous and heart-felt comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author died at the age of 83 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s tragic to see another amazing icon in the field of comedy is gone. But let us not mourn over his death, but cherish and remember the memories he has created for us in his lifetime. Of course, the memory that we’ll share the most is his original portrayal of Willy Wonka in the comedy-musical motion picture made in 1971, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

We cannot his achievements in his other movies, such as Young Frankenstein (my favorite), Blazing Saddle, Stir Crazy, See No Evil Hear No Evil and a bunch more. The best way to celebrate his life is by having a Gene Wilder movie marathon in your own home. Gene Wilder will be dearly missed.

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