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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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Filmography

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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 Valentine / 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
 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:

Stage: Appeared in "The White House" on Broadway. Also in cast: Helen Hayes. 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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Personal Quote:

[on Mel Brooks] We are not interested in polite titters, we want the audience rolling on the floor and falling about. Mel works on his feet -- it's a hit and miss, hit and miss, hit and miss. Then in the editing he will take out the misses! See more »

Trivia:

While serving in the United States Army, he was assigned as a Medic to the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He worked in treating psychiatric patients. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays highly eccentric yet likeable characters See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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