Jerome Silberman Biography

Published On Jul 12, 2017
Facts of Jerome Silberman
Date of Birth: 1993 , June-11
Date of Death: 2016 , August-29
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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Jerome Silberman first performance on mass, while he was in his 15 years,  where he performed as Balthasar for the production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

After the completion of his graduation from Washington High School, Gene studied Communication and Theatre Arts at the University of Lowa. At that time, he became the member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He then attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol where he studied fencing.

Wider’s professional career started, while he was in Cambridge where he served as the second Officer in Herbert’s production of Twelfth, and as a Fencing choreographer as well. 

Wilder made his first debut in the TV industry the series, Death of a Salesman featuring the role of Bernard. And after a year, Gene made his debut on the big screen through the movie Bonnie and Clyde appeared as Eugene Grizzard. Till now he has starred in over two dozens movies nine TV series'.

Gene Wilder was of white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Regarding his personal life, Wilder married his girlfriend Webb; after the death of his first spouse Gilda Radner, who suffered from Ovarian Cancer. 

Wilder was also connected to Mary Joan Schutz, who has a daughter named Katherine from her previous marriage, who referred Jene as “Dad”. His list of wife did not complete yet, he married Mary Mercier as well, the couple met each during their study at HB Studio in New York, Likewise his previous marriage, his relation with Mercier also ended with divorce. 

After the great success in the movie industry, Wilder managed a good financial status; as per our research, he has currently a net worth of $45 million. Currently, he lives in the 1734 Colonial house.

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Born in United States OF America.


Jene Wilder was born on 11 June 1933, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the USA. His birth name was Jerome Silberman, he had earned big name and fame through his professional career as an actor. 

Married Mercier


Wilder married Mary Mercier on July 22, 1960. However, the couple separated and Wilder began dating Mary Joan Schutz, with whom he adopted a daughter Katherine. Further his relationship with Mary ended with divorce, after seven years of marriage.

Stage Debut


In 1962, Wider made his stage debut through the performance, “The Complaisant Lover”. Sine then, he appeared in five more stage such as Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Luv, The White House and etc

Appered in Death of a Salesman


In this year, Wilder debut in television with “Death of a Salesman” as Bernard. Till now, he has appeared in the TV series such as The Electric Company, Will & Grace, The Lady in Queston, Alice in Wonderland, Something Wilder, Thursday’s Game and Scarecrow.

Gene Director and Script Writer


In the Year 1975, Gene Wilder made his directorial debut with “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, Smarter Mother”. He has also scripted the same movie.

His wife died of Ovarian Cancer


On May 20, 1989, Wilder’s third wife died because of ovarian cancer. Following his wife died, he became active in promoting cancer awareness and treatment. 

Starred in Another You


In this year, Wider started in the movie through, “Another You” as Abe Fielding. He has appeared in altogether two dozen movies, which include Bonnie & Clyde, Rhinoceros, Silver Streak, Young Frankenstein and much more.

Won Primetime Emmy Award


Wilder received “Primetime Emmy Award” for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role of Mr. Stein in the title Will & Grace. Previously, he has won Clarence Derwent Award and nominated for four times.

Died of Alzheimer’s disease


On 29 August 2016, Gene Wilder died in Stamford, Connecticut, the USA due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 83. According to his family, Wilder died while listening “Over the Rainbow”, his favorite song.