Novel "Even Dogs Learn How To Swim," published by One Tusk Publishing.
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
7 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[about his relationship with Richard Pryor
] We were never good friends, contrary to popular belief. We turned it on for the camera, then turned it off. He was a pretty unpleasant person to be around during the time we worked together. He was going through his drug problems then and didn't want a friendship outside of what we did on the screen.
When he chose his stage name, he chose "Wilder" because he loved Thornton Wilder
's play "Our Town". The name "Gene" he chose simply because he liked it, not realizing until later it was because his mother's name was Jeanne (she was sick for most of his childhood, and he spent much of his time entertaining her as a kid to keep her happy and her spirits up. He subconsciously chose the name because ...