Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gene Wilder, 1933-2016, R.I.P.


A great comic actor has left us at the age of 83. Gene Wilder will be remembered for his roles in many movies, such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, Silver Streak, Young Frankenstein, Start the Revolution Without Me, The Producers, and so many more!






I just watched Blazing Saddles last night, in his memory. He was an outstanding performer, and will be missed.

Thanks for your time.

23 comments:

  1. It's very sad about Gene Wilder. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is one of my all time favorite movies.

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    1. Yes, it was. Gene co-wrote that with Mel Brooks.

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  2. Saddened. This has been a terrible year - too many icons lost. Peace.

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  3. He was great indeed. I still haven't seen that western with him and Harrison Ford. I like how he stuck to his guns and wouldn't do anymore movies because he didn't find them funny too, as he said all they did was swear for no reason in the scripts, which is true of many comedies today.

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  4. I know that scene well from blazing saddles....This was in front of the KKK...it was too funny and pure Mel brooks.I love all the films you mentioned here but I would add Start The Revolution Without Me-A great comedy and he did his own fencing!

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    1. OMG! How could I forget to add Start the Revolution Without Me! A relatively little known gem.

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  5. I love Young Frankenstein. I loved Gilda Radner, and she loved him. I hope I spelled Radner right. Is it Radnor? Excuse me while I take a moment to check.

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    1. Yeah. She was a talent that left us far too soon, not that's there's ever a good time.

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  6. Come with me and you'll be
    In a world of pure imagination
    Take a look and you'll see
    Into your imagination

    We'll begin with a spin
    Trav'ling in the world of my creation
    What we'll see will defy
    Explanation
    ♪♪♪♪♫♪

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    1. Another role in which he achieved magic!

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  7. The Woman in Red - I recently watched this one!

    The woman in red
    The woman in red
    Like fine wine she's going straight to my head

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    1. Believe it or not, that's one I haven't seen, for some reason. I';ll have to check it out sometime.

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  8. I enjoyed Gene Wilder's humor and delivery so much. He will definitely be missed! I'd never seen the picture of him with Alice Cooper . . . was that from a movie, or something else?

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    1. Gene Wilder had a short-lived sitcom in the mid-1990s. Alice Cooper guest-starred on one episode.

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  9. We've lost another movie great. His comic timing was utterly brilliant.

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  10. I was gutted to hear about this. He'll always be the best Willy Wonka!
    Debbie

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  11. Hard to believe he's gone. What a wonderful body of work he left for us to enjoy.

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