Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks Classics, Dies at 83

August 29, 2016 7:23 PM

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Gene Wilder, Star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks Classics, Dies at 83

The comic actor was at his best in 'The Producers,' 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Young Frankenstein' and teamed with Richard Pryor in four films.

Gene Wilder, the leading man with the comic flair and frizzy hair known for teaming with Mel Brooks on the laugh-out-loud masterpieces The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, has died, his family told The Associated Press. He was 83.

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