Good-bye to Gene Wilder

One of my favorite funnymen.

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks, his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

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