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Gene Wilder


Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 The Lady in Question (TV Movie)
Larry 'Cash' Carter
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mock Turtle
 1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Cash Carter
 1993 Eligible Dentist (TV Movie)
Toby
 1991 Another You
George / Abe Fielding
 1990 Funny About Love
Duffy Bergman
 1980 Sunday Lovers
Skippy (segment "Skippy")
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Rudy Hickman
 1976 Silver Streak
George
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Harry Evers
 1973 Acts of Love and Other Comedies (TV Movie)
Herb Waterman
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Lord Ravensbane
 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me
Claude / Philippe
 1966 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Bernard
 1962-1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Reporter / Wilson / Muller
- Windfall (1963) ... Reporter
- The Interrogator (1962) ... Wilson
- A Sound of Hunting (1962) ... Muller
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
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Other Works:

(2008_ Novel: "The Woman Who Wouldn't". New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312375786 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jerry Silberman

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)] Well, you know, it wasn't a success when it came out. And I heard some talk about mothers who thought it was cruel to the children. What... what they and everyone else found out later on was that maybe some mothers felt that way, but the children didn't feel that way. The children understood the movie very well. That there are limits. And they ... See more »

Trivia:

Played a man wrongly accused of committing a crime in five movies: Silver Streak (1976), The Frisco Kid (1979), Stir Crazy (1980), Hanky Panky (1982) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). See more »

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Frequently plays highly eccentric yet likeable characters See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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