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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
A World of Pure Imagination, Re-Visted: The Cast of 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Reunited
Originally posted 11/11/2015 04:45PM
Originally posted 03/25/2015 10:40AM
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Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:00PM
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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.
Originally posted 11/03/2011 02:00PM
Character actor Leonard Stone, who played Sam Beauregard, the brash American father of gum-smacking Violet Beauregard in the 1971 children's movie musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died from cancer on Wednesday, his family confirms to PEOPLE. He would have turned 88 on Thursday.
With extensive TV credits dating back to the mid-1950s, Stone, a native of Salem, Oregon, appeared on such shows as L.A. Law (as Judge Paul Hanson), General Hospital, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Night Court, Alice, Barney Miller, All in the Family and Mission: Impossible, according to the Internet Movie Database.
In Willy Wonka, based on the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet (Denise Nickerson) fails to follow the strict rules set down by the candymaker (Gene Wilder) and ends up turning into a blueberry, much to the dismay of her father.
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