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Gene Wilder

It’s always sad to lose a beloved actor. Gene Wilder is deservedly remembered for his comedic roles in Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein among others, but I think Willy Wonka is the one that stands out for me.
As a child, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory terrified me. But as an adult, I love the way Wilder portrayed Willy Wonka and appreciate his delivery of lines such as the immortal, “we have so much time, and so little to do! Strike that, reverse it.”
I’m sorry to see us lose such a gifted actor, but I’m happy he gets to see Gilda again.
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