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Willy Wonka's Violet Beauregarde Recalls Memorable Day on Set When Gene Wilder 'Stole My Heart'

Willy Wonka's Violet Beauregarde Recalls Memorable Day on Set When Gene Wilder 'Stole My Heart'

Originally posted 08/31/2016 06:45AM

Of the many memorable characters created by the late Gene Wilder, his titular role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory carries a specific magical weight – particularly for those who acted alongside him, like former child actress Denise Nickerson (aka Violet Beauregarde).

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Gene Wilder 'Was in a Class by Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman in Touching Tribute

Originally posted 08/30/2016 01:15AM

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83.

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UpdatePosted 08/29/2016 06:00PM

Why Gene Wilder Was Robbed of an Oscar for His Role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Originally posted 06/29/2016 06:20PM

Gene Wilder, best known for his beloved role as the Candy Man himself in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83. Nearly a half-century after the release of the film in 1971, fans can still clearly recall the first scene in which Wilder steps out in the iconic purple trench coat and orange top hat.

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From the PEOPLE Archives: Gene Wilder's Tearful Goodbye to Wife Gilda Radner

Originally posted 08/29/2016 05:20PM

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. In 1991, just two years after Wilder's third wife, comedian Gilda Radner, died of ovarian cancer, the actor penned a personal essay in PEOPLE magazine about her painful death – and why he believed it could have been avoided. Read the essay below:

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19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Originally posted 06/30/2016 03:00PM

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory.

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The Witch Got an Endorsement by Satanists, Plus 10 More Films with Devilish Approval

How The Witch Got an Endorsement by Satanists, Plus 10 Surprising Movies with Devilish Appeal

Originally posted 02/17/2016 03:50PM

So here's an interesting thing: That new horror movie The Witch, in theaters nation-wide on Friday Feb. 19, is being screened by the Satanic Temple in various U.S. cities.

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UpdatePosted 03/25/2015 12:20PM

Watch The Lego Movie Recut as a Horror Film (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/25/2015 10:40AM

[YOUTUBE "V0dOIuC705k" “auto”] No one wants to taint your memories of The Lego Movie, but a new fan-made trailer for the film casts the brick-tastic blockbuster in a whole new light.

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Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:00PM

Siri, help me sing "Happy Birthday."

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20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM

Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?

If so, we have great news for you.

Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.

While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.

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