For several decades of my life, Gene Wilder was a name that would bring a smile to my face. He was fantastic in "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," as well as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The first two films mentioned were a source of great belly laughs to me and my family. He was truly a very funny guy.
Gene was once married to Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner, until she died of ovarian cancer in 1989.
I'll miss him.