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Gene WILDER

American Gene WILDER

born Jerome SILBERMAN

American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author

Source :  Mary CUMMINS

Born: on June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: on August 29, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States


Biography

Wilder was born Jerome Silberman on June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, a manufacturer and salesman of novelty items. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, as were his maternal grandparents. Wilder first became interested in acting at age 8, when his mother was diagnosed with rheumatic fever and the doctor told him to "try and make her laugh."

At the age of 11, he saw his sister, who was studying acting, performing onstage, and he was enthralled by the experience. He asked her teacher if he could become his student, and the teacher said that if he were still interested at age 13, he would take Wilder on as a student. The day after Wilder turned 13, he called the teacher, who accepted him; Wilder studied with him for two years.

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- Category Actor, Author, Director, Singer & Musician