Gene Wilder

He found the manic in humanity. And we’re forever grateful. Few actors have ever generated such a mix of admiration and affection as Gene Wilder. Rest in peace, old friend.

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17 Responses to Gene Wilder

  1. Erika Kind says:

    A great one has gone…. Wonderful, what he left us!

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  2. Wonderful! Funny, I was just penning a brief ode to Gene as my upcoming weekly post when I paused to check my email- your post came up. I saw Blazing Saddles in theatres as a kid, I never looked back. Great tribute!

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  3. Very eloquently stated. If you find the time, I shared my thoughts on the subject as well. I hope it isn’t inappropriate to share a direct link like this.

    https://middaymidlife.com/2016/08/30/gene-wilder-an-appreciation/

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  4. Roos Ruse says:

    Gene and Gilda forever! I can imagine the laughter in heaven today ❤

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  5. hoveprinting says:

    Always loved Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother. Rematched it obsessively as a kid, even bought reels of Super 8 to view it on a “big” screen. Obviously not one of his classcis, but think I’ll watch it again tonight to remind myself what cheerful optimism really is. That’s what that blue-eyed boy really represented.

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  6. Truly a comedic genius a la Chaplin and Keaton. Loved him in all his movies. Sad day today.

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  7. I remember him in the movie “Willy Wonka”. He is funny and talented actor. Rest in peace.

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  8. Thank you for posting this, Mitch, he was one of my comedic favorites…he will be greatly missed!

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  9. trE says:

    He was a gem.

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  10. So sad, it’s making me all emotional. Darn feelings. Xp

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  11. I listened to an interview with him today conducted with NPR about 5 years ago.
    What a compassionate and caring person….loved how he shared his getting to know and work with Eddie Murphy.

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  12. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is a wonderful tribute to Gene Wilder. R.I.P.

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  13. I haven’t watched any of Gene’s movies in a long time but Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles were two of my favorites. He was so funny and will be missed.

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  14. jlfatgcs says:

    “Blazing Saddles”. I laughed my head off. I can’t help but think that Gene and Gilda are rockin’ in Heaven and making everyone laugh.

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