Jerome Silberman also known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor. He was born on 11 June 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He died at the age of 83 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. He is about 5 ft tall.
He was the son of Jeanne and William J. Silberman, a manufacturer and salesman of novelty items.His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
With his third wife, Gilda Radner, he starred in three films, the last two of which he also directed. Her 1989 death from ovarian cancer led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles.
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Gene Wilder Net Worth
He earned his net worth mainly by starring in movies,his net is estimated about $20 million dollars. Gene Wilder home sold his home which is located in Bel Air for $2.75 million dollars. Recently, that house is bought by Elon Musk for $6.75 million dollars.
Gene Wilder Family
Wilder married with four girls during his life time,he found his first wife when he was studying. But, eventually got separated in 1965, After few months of his divorce, he start dating Mary Joan Schutz, a friend of his sister. Schutz had a daughter, Katharine, from a previous marriage. After marrying Schutz, he adopt the Katharine that same year of his marriage. But, Schutz and Wilder separated after seven years of marriage.
Wilder found his third wife, Gilda Radner on August 13, 1981 while filming for his film and they become inseparable friends after some time, and decide to get married.They want to have a child ,but Gilda suffer from miscarriage and died because of oval cancer.
Wilder met with his fourth wife, Karen Webb, who was a clinical supervisor for the New York League for the Hard of Hearing. Webb coached him in lip reading. For his film role, but they fall in love with each other and got married. The two lived in the same house Wilder once share with Gilda.
Gene Wilder Early Life
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 performing onstage. He asked her teacher if he could become his student and after two years he accepted him as a student.
Gene Wilder Professions
During his lifetime he worked as an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, songwriter and author.