Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder
1933 - 2016
Gene Wilder  American Actor

Gene Wilder dating history


Gene Wilder was previously married to Karen Boyer (1991 - 2016), Gilda Radner (1984 - 1989), Mary Joan Schutz (1967 - 1980) and Mary Mercier (1960 - 1965).

Gene Wilder was in a relationship with Teri Garr (1974).


American Actor Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman on 11th June, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and passed away on 29th Aug 2016 Stamford, Connecticut, USA aged 83. He is most remembered for Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Gene Wilder was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Cherry Jones in The Lady in Question (1999), Carol Kane in The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Christine Lahti in Funny About Love (1990), Gilda Radner in Haunted Honeymoon (1986) and Judith Ivey in The Woman in Red (1984).

Gene Wilder is a member of the following lists: Jewish comedy and humor, Emmy Award winners and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 26 years, 8 months 13 years, 3 months 5 years
Dating1 2 months, 29 days - -
Total5 26 years, 8 months 10 years, 8 months 2 months, 29 days


First Name Gene
Last Name Wilder
Full Name at Birth Jerome Silberman
Alternative Name Jerry Silberman, Jerome Silberman, Gene Wilder
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th June, 1933
Birthplace Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died 29th August, 2016
Place of Death Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Cause of Death Alzheimer's Disease
Height 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Blue Eyes, Voice, Smile, Curly Hair
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Washington High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (1951)
University B.A. Communication And Theater Arts, University Of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States (1955), Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Text Actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter, author
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
Year(s) Active 1961-2007, 1961–2003, 1961–present, 1961–2016, 1961–2003 (actor), 1998–2013 (author), 1961–2005 (actor)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Celebrity Talent International
Brand Endorsement (1965) TV commercial: Gillette razors, (1960s) TV commercials: Alka Seltzer
Official Websites,
Father William J. Silberman (He Was A Bottlemaker)
Mother Jeanne Baer Silberman
Sister Corrine Silberman (1927-Present)
Friend Albert Finney, Anouk Aimee

Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, comedian and author.

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Partner Comparison

Gene Wilder83 GeminiActor
Karen Boyer-Costume Designer
Gilda Radner42 CancerActress
Teri Garr74 SagittariusActress
Mary Joan Schutz92
Mary Mercier-Actress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Katharine AnastasiaFemaleMary Joan Schutz


Alice in Wonderland1999Mock TurtleTV Movie
Murder in a Small Town1999Cash CarterTV Movie
The Lady in Question1999Larry 'Cash' CarterTV Movie
Will & Grace1998Mr. SteinTV Show
Something Wilder1994Gene BergmanTV Show
Eligible Dentist1993TobyTV Movie
Another You1991Abe Fielding, GeorgeMovie
Funny About Love1990Duffy BergmanMovie
See No Evil, Hear No Evil1989DaveMovie
Haunted Honeymoon1986Larry AbbotMovie
The Woman in Red1984Theodore PierceMovie
Hanky Panky1982Michael JordonMovie
Stir Crazy1980Skip DonahueMovie
Les séducteurs1980Skippy (segment "Skippy")Movie
The Frisco Kid1979AvramMovie
The World's Greatest Lover1977Rudy HickmanMovie
Silver Streak1976George CaldwellMovie
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother1975Sigerson HolmesMovie
Blazing Saddles1974JimMovie
The Little Prince1974The FoxMovie
Young Frankenstein1974Dr. Frederick FrankensteinMovie
Thursday's Game1974Harry EversTV Movie
Acts of Love and Other Comedies1973Herb WatermanTV Movie
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask1972Doctor RossMovie
The Scarecrow1972Lord RavensbaneTV Movie
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory1971Willy WonkaMovie
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx1970Quackser FortuneMovie
Start the Revolution Without Me1970Claude, PhilippeMovie
Sesame Street1969'Imagination Rain' singer, 'Tion' singer, LettermanTV Show
Bonnie and Clyde1967Eugene GrizzardMovie
The Producers1967Leo BloomMovie
Death of a Salesman1966BernardTV Movie
The Defenders1961WaiterTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961Muller, Reporter, WilsonTV Show
Play of the Week1959HappyTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950YusselTV Show
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eagle39Oct 11, 2020

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wjerryzwjerryzAug 30, 2016

Crazy guy. Great actor.Very funny and creative. Will he missed.

ohgodbook2Apr 4, 2013

The picture of Karen Boyer is not Karen Boyer

canste18Jan 11, 2012

un très grand acteur comique complice de mel brooks

GooseJun 1, 2011

silly gene, tricks are for kids.

kristen fullerJan 15, 2011

My mother and I trade quips that you said in Young Frankenstein, which we have seen so many times. We love it more each time. Thank you for this movie and for all your work--of course, we loved Gilda too.

eve reddin lennonMay 31, 2010

I wonder from time to time where Mr. Wilder is and what he is doing - hoping of course that he is still viewing life from his own of-so-wonderful and creative perspective (with just a hint of a smile from those beautiful blue eyes and one eyebrow slightly raised....)

Dell HillMay 18, 2010

I just saw (and heard) a TV commercial that featured Gene`s voice singing a song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It made me wonder how Gene`s doing and made me realize how much I`ve missed him and appreciated his humor over the years.

Karen BaluchMay 11, 2010

Dear Gene, I have been a fan of yours since I saw Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother on my sixteenth birthday. Thank you for all your wonderful work. My God, you saved my life with that movie. Thank you for all the years of brilliant comedy since then..bless you and keep you.

JRFeb 22, 2010

I would like to see Gene get back into movies. We miss him!

sarah davisJul 18, 2009

I`m happy to say that I had the chance to meet Gene Wilder At the book store where I work. He was kind,signed my book with a smile.

FreddyApr 16, 2009

I would like my daughter to meet Gene Wilder.. willy wonka is her favorite movie and im wondering when he would be doing a book signing again in the MA area..

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