Comedic actor Gene Wilder dies at age 83

Published 08/29 2016 12:42PM

Updated 08/29 2016 12:42PM

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Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka' and Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at 83, his family says.

Wilder was born Jerome Silberman and adopted Wilder as his professional name.

Wilder was born in 1933 in Milwaukee. 

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