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Gene Wilder Biography

Neelam joshi Sat Oct, 2016
Gene Wilder

Facts of Gene Wilder

Date of Birth: 1933 , June-11
Date of Death: 2016 , August-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Gene Wilder

1933 Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
1960 Married to Mary Mercier
1965 Divorced with Mary Mercier
1967 Married to Mary Joan Schutz
1974 Divorced with Mary Joan Schutz
1984 Married to Gilda Radner
1989 Death of Gilda Radner
1991 Fourth marriage, Karen Webb
2016 Died in Stamford, Connecticut
1962 Won Clarence Derwent Award
2003 Won Primetime Emmy Awards

Detail Timeline of Gene Wilder

June 11 , 1933

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

He was born on June 11, 1933, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. His mother name was Jeanne and his father was William J. Silberman, a manufacturer and salesman of novelty items. His father was emigrated from Russia. He belonged to Jewish family.

July 22 , 1960

Married to Mary Mercier

He met Mary Mercier while studying at the HB Studio in New York. After that they began dating with each other and decided to get married. The couple got married on 22 July 1960. She was also an actress. 

1965

Divorced with Mary Mercier

 They two got married after they were madly loved with each other but their married life didn’t go well. After few years of marriage they started living apart and decided to get divorce and their divorce was finalized in 1965. 

October 27 , 1967

Married to Mary Joan Schutz

After few year of divorce, he began dating to Mary Joan Schutz. She was the sister of his friend. They got married to Mary Joan Schutz on October 27, 1967. She had a daughter from her previous marriage, Katharine. After married he adopted her daughter.

1974

Divorced with Mary Joan Schutz

After spending seven years together, they decided to end their relationship. They got divorced in 1974. After that divorce, his daughter Katharine became estranged to him. He was suspected having an affair with actress of "Young Frankenstein" before his divorced with Mary Joan Schutz. 

September 14 , 1984

Married to Gilda Radner

He met actress Gilda Radner in 1981 in the set of film "Hanky Panky". They got married on September 14, 1984, in the south of France. The couple wanted to have children, but Radner suffered miscarriages. 

May 20 , 1989

Death of Gilda Radner

His third wife Gilda Radner died on May 20, 1989 due to ovarian cancer. She was found to have ovarian cancer in October 1986 after several diagnoses. Gene co-founded Gilda’s Club to raise awareness of cancer after her death. 

September 8 , 1991

Fourth marriage, Karen Webb

He met Karen Webb while preparing for his role as a deaf man in “See No Evil, Hear No Evil. She” was a clinical supervisor for the New York League for the Hard of Hearing and coached him in lip reading. After the death of his wife, they reconnected and got married on 1991 September 8.

August 29 , 2016

Died in Stamford, Connecticut

Comedy legend, Gene Wilder died on 29 August 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 83 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He died while peacefully holding hands with his family members as he listened to his favorite music.

1962

Won Clarence Derwent Award

He won Clarence Derwent Award and that was in year 1962. He won that award for his role as Hotel Valet in "The Complaisant Lover" in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Nonfeatured Role. 

2003

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

He was nominated for several prestigious awards. In year 2003, he won prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Mr. Stein in "Will & Grace". He won that award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. 

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He got married to Mary Mercier on July 22, 1960. He met Mary Mercier while studying at the HB Studio in New York. But their married life didn’t go well and they started living apart. They got divorced in 1965. After that, he married to Mary Joan Schutz on October 27, 1967. They got divorce after seven years of marriage in 1974. He was suspected having love affair with actress Madeline Kanh before his second divorce. Then, he married to Gilda Radner on September 14, 1984, in the south of France. Their married life was going well but all of sudden Gilda Radner was found to have ovarian cancer in October 1986. She died on May 20, 1989. After that, he met Karen Webb and they got married on on September 8, 1991. They were together until his death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on August 28, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut at the age of 83.

He was American by his nationality and was of Russian American ethnicity. He adopted "Gene Wilder" for his professional name at the age of 26. His net worth was 20 million dollars.