Everyone’s got a favorite Gene Wilder movie! Some love the talented actor as “Willy Wonka” in iconic children’s movie, Willy Wonka in and the Chocolate Factory, while other, more mature fans, love his performance in Mel Brooks‘ Blazing Saddles!
Wilder enjoyed not one, but several all-time classic roles over the course of his career. Here’s the short list!
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
For his first big-screen performance, Wilder landed a plum role in a certified counterculture touchstone. The antihero outlaws take milquetoast Eugene Grizzard (Wilder) and his girlfriend Velma (Evans Evans) hostage, and the pair grow chummy with their captors in no time at all. Watch the moment that his lady accidentally mentions that she’s older than she had told him. He doesn’t have to say a word; the shell-shocked look on his face is more than enough. It’s a brilliant comic beat.
Gene Wilder, who famously starred in, ‘Willy Wonka, passed away at 83 of complications from Alzheimer’s. The comedic icon had only one child: an adopted daughter, Katharine, the daughter of Mary Joan Schutz.
Here’s some fast facts:
1. Wilder Adopted Katharine in 1967
Gene Wilder and Mary Joan Schutz were dating in the 1960s when Schutz’s daughter, Katharine, began calling Gene “dad.” At that point, according to Gene’s book “… Continue Reading Post
Americans for Limited Government received a response to its Freedom of Information Act request for “all records relating to legal and policy analysis . . . concerning antitrust issues for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers” if the U.S. gives up oversight. The administration replied it had “conducted a thorough search for responsive records within its possession and control and found no records responsive to your request.”
When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30. Continue reading →
Brothers, Derren Sorrells and Darwin Sorrells, have been arrested and charged with the murder of NBA star’s Dwayne Wade cousin, Nykea Aldridge.
Aldridge was shot dead while she walked with her newborn. She was pushing a baby stroller.
Tragedy has struck the family of NBA star, Dwyane Wade, after his 32-year-old cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed in the South Side area of Chicago. Friday afternoon Aldridge was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between at least three gunmen. Continue reading →
Kansas cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at 7th Heaven music store located at 7621 Troost Avenue.
According to police, “shots fired” have been reported inside the business. No reports of injuries have yet been released.
From business website: For over 40 years, 7th Heaven has been Kansas City’s largest premier smoke shop, offering a vast array of tobacco smoking accessories from glass handpipes and waterpipes, to the newest cutting-edge vaporizers and oil rigs. Continue reading →