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Post by Syl on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:15 pm

RIP Gene Wilder.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553

"US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder's nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease."



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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:17 pm

What a shame. RIP. The best Charlie by far x
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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:18 pm

What a shame. RIP. The best Charlie by far x
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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:19 pm

He died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut on Monday

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Gene Wilder, the star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Mel Brooks comedies, died on Monday, his family announced. He was 83.
Wilder passed away at his Samford, Connecticut home after suffering complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman told reporters.
The actor, producer, and writer was diagnosed with the disease three years ago, but did not make his condition public, Mr Walker-Pearlman said in a statement.
In 1989, Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The fuzzy-haired, celebrated comedian began his acting career on the stage, but became known by millions after appearing in classics such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers.


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RIP, a comic genius and someone who gave me much laughter.  I just loved every one of his films.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:20 pm

Seems we have two threads posted together, can a mod sort it out please, ta

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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:20 pm

Already a thread on this, perhaps a mod could merge?
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Post by Syl on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:22 pm

I remember him as a character called 'Quakster' in a film ages ago....I cant remember the film title or the plot really....I do remember Quakster went round the streets selling horse muck, doesn't sound it , but it was funny.

He had a lovely face....and in interviews he always seemed a gentle soul.

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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:26 pm

Syl wrote:I remember him as a character called 'Quakster' in a film ages ago....I cant remember the film title or the plot really....I do remember Quakster went round the streets selling horse muck, doesn't sound it , but it was funny.

He had a lovely face....and in interviews he always seemed a gentle soul.
He did. I loved the stuff he did with Richard Pryor too
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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:30 pm

Syl wrote:RIP Gene Wilder.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553

"US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder's nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease."




Sorry Syl, was posting the same info when you posted this, didn't see it until I'd posted so have asked for it to be sorted.

He was hilarious, loved every film he made, he had that crazy gene, which made his name utterly relevant.

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Post by Syl on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:33 pm

Miffs2 wrote:
Syl wrote:I remember him as a character called 'Quakster' in a film ages ago....I cant remember the film title or the plot really....I do remember Quakster went round the streets selling horse muck, doesn't sound it , but it was funny.

He had a lovely face....and in interviews he always seemed a gentle soul.
He did. I loved the stuff he did with Richard Pryor too
They were a brilliant double act.
Richard Pryer suffered from MS and heart trouble...sadly he died at age 65, no age really.

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Post by Miffs2 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:35 pm

Syl wrote:
Miffs2 wrote:
He did. I loved the stuff he did with Richard Pryor too
They were a brilliant double act.
Richard Pryer suffered from MS and heart trouble...sadly he died at age 65, no age really.
No age at all
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Post by Syl on Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:39 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:RIP Gene Wilder.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553

"US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder's nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease."




Sorry Syl, was posting the same info when you posted this, didn't see it until I'd posted so have asked for it to be sorted.

He was hilarious, loved every film he made, he had that crazy gene, which made his name utterly relevant.

We posted about the same time Sassy.....great minds. Smile

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:13 am

Yes, very sad to see him go. He was a part of that group of comedians that came along with Mel Brooks. But for me he was distinct, and I liked him independent of Blazing Saddles, and other Brooks productions.

Loved him in Silver Streak, with Richard Prior.

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:11 am

Original Quill wrote:Yes, very sad to see him go.  He was a part of that group of comedians that came along with Mel Brooks.  But for me he was distinct, and I liked him independent of Blazing Saddles, and other Brooks productions.  

Loved him in Silver Streak, with Richard Prior.
One of the last times he'd made a public appearance
doing this Q & A with his wife in 11/23/2012 


I didn't see one of his movies that I didn't watch over again
& again ...but my favorite still is 'Young Frankenstein'; that
was a fantastic group of actors and such a funny - best written
scrip with lots of things you just have to be watching for - tricks
of the eye going on behind the actors in every scene. Suspect

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:12 am

Willy Wonka is dead. D4tV9KH
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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:29 am

I saw one he was in with Harrison Ford, where he was a rabbi in the Old West trying to get to San Francisco. Just an awful movie, but everything else I saw him in was either great or at least really entertaining.

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Post by eddie on Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:08 am

No one could have played Wonka like Wilder.

Great actor.

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:40 am

RIP

Those piercing blue eyes!!!!

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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:28 pm

Did some funny films.

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Post by Jules on Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:07 pm

Syl wrote:RIP Gene Wilder.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37215553

"US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder's nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease."



The luminous, expressive face that launched a thousand, thousand memes.
Superb acting talent.
The world's a poorer place without him. RIP

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Post by Jules on Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:38 pm

Updating with a few more iconic figures who have passed on

Jean Alexander  
Hilda Ogden  ( Coronation Street)

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Bobby Vee  RIP.
" Take good care of my baby "

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And Jimmy Perry OBE  
Script writer for "Dads Army" "it aint half hot mum" Hi de Hi"

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And finally Pete Burns whose sad passing has already been covered in a separate thread. I think Pete would like to be remembered looking as nice as this.

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RIP to all 4 iconic figures Willy Wonka is dead. 3406909858 for the memories

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