August 29 American comedian Jerome Silberman , better known by his stage name Gene Wilder, died at the age of 83 years. The actor died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut (USA), from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
«Gene Wilder is truly one of the great talents of our time. He gave her magic every film that we made, it blessed me with his friendship, “- wrote an American film director Mel Brooks, in which the actor starred in many films
On what is remembered actor Gene Wilder. tells AiF.ru.
Jerome Silberman was born June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee (WI) in the family William J.. Silberman (Silberman) and Jeanne Silberman (in nee – Baer). His father, like mother’s parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia.
He took the stage name Gene Wilder in 26 years, later explaining it this way: “I always liked the name Gene thanks Eugene Gant, a character novels of Thomas Wolfe’s” Look Homeward, Angel “(English Look Homeward, Angel.) And” about time and the river “(eng. of time and the river). And I’ve always been a big fan of Thornton Wilder ».
For the first time, Wilder became interested in acting at the age of 8 years old when his mother suffered from acute rheumatic fever, and the doctor told him to” try and laugh it . »
in the 11 years he had seen on the stage of his sister, who studied acting skills and behavior, and was delighted with it. Wilder asked the teacher of his sister if he could become his student. What the teacher said that if in 13 years he will still be of interest, it will take Wilder to his disciples. The next day, after Wilder was 13, he called the teacher, who took him in and taught for two years.
When Jeanne Silberman felt that the potential of her son can not be fully realized in Wisconsin, she sent him to a private Black-Foxe Military Institute school in Hollywood. After an unsuccessful and a short stay in the Black Fox, Wilder returned home, where he became more involved in the local theater community. In 15 years, the first time he spoke to the audience, it was the role of Balthazar (slave Romeo) staged Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Gene Wilder graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1951.
From 1951 to 1955, Wilder studied theater at the University of Iowa, was an intern in the English Old Vic, and then returned to the United States, where he continued study the system of Stanislavsky school HB Studio. After serving in the army, he entered the famous Actors Studio Lee Strasberg, after learning that took to the stage in the off-Broadway productions.In 1963, he played in the play “Mother Courage” with the Anne Bancroft , who introduced him to her fiance – comic Mel Brooks . After some time, he offered the role of Gina in her debut film “The Producers”, but the money was not found in the picture, and Brooks and Wilder had to endure 5 years to implement their plans.
During this time, Wilder had time to make his debut on screen in the film “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), where he played one of the hostages legendary criminals.
But the long-awaited success was-found thanks to the role in the comedy of Mel Brooks’ The Producers “(1968), which was finally withdrawn and not without problems, without going through a variety of wire and prohibitions still left in hire. The film was a huge success and brought Wilder the first Oscar nomination for supporting actress. The actor and director friends, and many of the subsequent successes of Wilder in the movie have been associated with the work of Brooks’ films. He starred in such well-known hits Brooks as “Young Frankenstein” (1974) and “Blazing Saddles” (1974), received a second Oscar nomination as a screenwriter last.
In 1971, Gene Wilder starred in the musical film of Mel Stuart’s “Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory”, filmed on the novel by Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the chocolate factory».
A successful duo formed in Wilder with a popular black comedian Richard Pryor , with whom he played in comedies such as “Silver Arrow” (1976 ), “raving” (1980), “I see nothing, hear nothing” (1989) and “Another you” (1991).
Actor unsuccessfully tried his hand at directing, making his debut in 1975 comedy ” Adventure cunning brother of Sherlock Holmes “, and took a few more films, the most famous of which was the romantic comedy” Woman in red “(1984).
in the 1990s, the actor almost ceased to appear, occasionally appearing in small guest roles in television series and various TV shows. In the late 1990s he starred in teleadaptatsii book “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. Much more attention than aktёrstvu, an elderly actor began to give the literature, releasing a number of books: a memoir “Kiss me like a stranger: My quest for love and art” (2005), novels “My French slut” (2007), “The woman who will not be “(2008) and” What’s that thing called love “(2010).
Wilder died on August 29, 2016 at his home in Stamford (Connecticut, USA), from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
- 2007 Hitler: Years comedy Hitler: The comedy Years TV (Leo Bloom, Chronicle, uncredited)
- 2006 De qué te ríes TV (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein) Chronicle
- 2005 EXPO: Magic of the White City video (the narrator)
- 1999 Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland TV (Mock Turtle)
- 1999 The Lady in Question, TV (Larry ‘Cash’ Carter)
- 1999 Murder in a Small Town TV (Larry ‘Cash’ Carter)
- 1998-2006 Will & Grace Will & amp; Grace (TV series) (Mr. Stein)
- 1993 Eligible Dentist TV (1993) (Toby)
- Another 1991 you Another You … (George, Abe Fielding)
- 1990 Funny About Love Funny About Love … (Duffy Bergman)
- 1989 I see nothing, hear nothing See No Evil, Hear No Evil … (Dave Lyons)
- 1986 Damned honeymoon Haunted Honeymoon … (Larry Abbot)
- 1984 Woman in red The Woman in Red, … (Teddy Pierce)
- 1982 Fraud Hanky Panky … (Michael Jordon)
- 1980 Sunday Lovers Sunday Lovers … (Skippy)
- 1980 raving Stir Crazy … (Skip Donahue)
- 1979 Frisco Kid The Frisco Kid, … (Avram Belinski)
- 1977 The greatest lover in the world The World’s Greatest Lover, … (Rudy Valentine aka Rudy Hickman)
- 1976 Silver Arrow Silver Streak … (George Caldwell)
- 1975 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, clever brother The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, (Sigerson Holmes)
- 1974 Rhinoceros Rhinoceros … (Stanley)
- 1974 Young Frankenstein Young Frankenstein … (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein)
- 1974 Little Prince The Little Prince (The Fox)
- 1974 Thursday’s Game (TV) (Harry Evers)
- 1973 Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles (Jim)
- 1972 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask … (Dr Doug Ross)
- 1972 The Scarecrow, TV (Lord Ravensbane / The Scarecrow)
- 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka & amp; the Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka)
- In 1970 Fortune Kuoksera have a cousin in the Bronx Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
- 1970 Start the Revolution Without Me Start the Revolution Without Me (Claude / Philippe)
- 1968 Springtime for Hitler The Producers, … (Leo Bloom)
- 1967 Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde (Eugene Grizzard)
- 1966 Death of a Salesman Death of a Salesman (TV) (Bernard)
- 1961-1965 Defenders Defenders, The (TV series)
- 1950-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre series (Yussel)
- 1975 – “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, clever brother» / The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother
- 1977 – “The great hero-lover» / The World’s Greatest Lover
- 1980 – “Sunday Lovers» / Sunday Lovers
- 1984 – “Woman in red» / The Woman in Red
- 1986 – “Honeymoon with ghosts» / Haunted Honeymoon
- 1977 – “The great hero-lover» / The World’s Greatest Lover