·All things Wonka
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Willy Wonka 1971 Gene Wilder Romantic Comedy 11X14 Color Photo
Gene Wilder (as Willy Wonka-1971) was born in 1933 in Milwaukee, WI. His mom was often ill & a Dr. told 8-yr-old Gene to make her laugh. He did & thus began his call to acting: he studied at U/Iowa, in the UK, & "method" acting. In '63, he met Mel Brooks who helped his career. Playing the lead in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory made him a comedy icon. In ’84, he married Gilda Radner who tragically died in ’89 of ovarian cancer. Now living in CT w his 4th wife, Wilder has become an author.
Willy wonka birthday party!
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then how about a Wonka-themed party! Make it a double feature movie night with the classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". And, of course, have loads of candy for the evening :) Idea: A good way to use your excess candy after Halloween