Gene Wilder’s turn as Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” developed a cult following in the years since. Images of Wilder in the role have also served as the backdrop of many an internet meme in recent years.
Gene Wilder’s turn as Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” developed a cult following in the years since. Images of Wilder in the role have also served as the backdrop of many an internet meme in recent years. File photo
Gene Wilder’s turn as Willy Wonka in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” developed a cult following in the years since. Images of Wilder in the role have also served as the backdrop of many an internet meme in recent years. File photo

Actor Gene Wilder, a master of comically neurotic roles, dies at 83

August 29, 2016 12:27 PM

UPDATED August 30, 2016 12:20 PM

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