My first impression of Gene Wilder came as the eccentric Willy Wonka back in the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Since then he’s had a couple movies here and there but the impact he’s had on children’s imaginations everywhere with that role can’t be matched.
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“I felt on stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.” – Gene Wilder, March 2007