1933 - Jerome Silberman or Gene Wilder, born on the 11th of June in Wisconsin, USA. He is an American actor and comedian who has starred in more than thirty movies.
1955 - Began studying drama while studying at the University of Iowa. After graduation he furthered his dramatic studies in the UK, at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
1967 - He joined the Actors Studio, which led to several successful Broadway appearances, and eventually to his feature film debut in 'Bonnie and Clyde'.
1974 - ‘Young Frankenstein’, a classic horror movie spoof, and ‘Blazing Saddles’ became the cornerstones of Wilder’s reputation.
1976 - As an actor, he regained his form, starring in the hit ‘Silver Streak’. It would be the first pairing of him and the comic Richard Pryor.
1984 - He did, have a minor hit as the director and star of ‘The Woman in Red’,.
1989 - He was married to the Saturday Night Live veteran, Gilda Radner, until her death from cancer.
2005 - On March, he released his highly-personal memoir Kiss Me Like A Stranger, an account of his life covering everything from his childhood, when his mother died of heart disease, up through Radner's death.
2007 - In April, his book My French Whore was published, and he is currently on a book tour to promote it.
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