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All About Gene Wilder's Daughter Katharine Wilder: Details on Her Career, & Net Worth

Updated On 13 Sep, 2018 Published On

Katharine Wilder is well recognized as the daughter of Mary Joan Schutz and adopted daughter of legendary actor Jerome Silberman, also known as Gene Wilder.

Gene Wilder was the first authoritative male figure in her daughter's life. Gene, as a father, became the first love of Katharine. Katharine Wilder is the only daughter of actor Gene Wilder despite being married for 4 times. He never had any other child of his own. 

Life of "Under The Shadows" Star Gene Wilder

The legendary actor Gene Wilder, after his divorce from his first wife Mary Mercier, started dating Mary Joan Schutz. The young Katharine then grew up under the supervision of his mother and her new beau Gene. Katharine eventually started calling Gene her 'Dad'.

With such a strong bond and an emotional relationship, Gene decided it was time to do 'the right thing' and marry his girlfriend Mary. Wilder also adopted Katharine after his marriage to her mother.

The family had a loving and healthy relationship for 7 years before the couple separated on November 24, 1980.

CAPTION: Mary Joan Schutz and Gene Wilder
SOURCE: heightline.com

Unfortunately, at her parents' separation, heartbroken Katharine accused her father that he cheated on her mother with Young Frankenstein co-star Madeline Kahn.

Eventually, their father-daughter relationship went such a worse phase that Katharine cut-off all her ties with her Old man around at the age of 23. 

Katharine Wilder's Income and Net Worth

After cutting off ties with her father, Kath never made through to her father and even kept her further relationship status hidden. As for a fact, the information on her biological father and her education is also recorded yet.

Her salary from her career or her net worth is not known. Though it is speculated that the estranged daughter did receive a fair share from her wealthy father.

Gene's fortune at the time of his demise (age 83) was estimated to be worth around $20 million.

CAPTION: Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
SOURCE: The Independent

Apart from acting, Gene is also an author and has penned the novel named Kiss Me Like A Stranger. She has also appeared in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Frontier(2016) and Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016).

Also Read: Katharine Wilder Love Life: All About Her Relationships, Affairs & Dating History

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