TOO SOON? So How Much Was Gene Wilder WORTH When He Died?

Now that comedic icon Gene Wilder has passed away the only big question still looms is what was his net worth? This is Hollywood after all.

After 30 movies, many of them huge hits, the legendary actor left his benefactors the healthy sum of $20 million.


Gene Wilder Net Worth: Gene Wilder was an American stage and screen actor, director, screenwriter and author who had a net worth of $20 million. h/t celebritynetworth Continue reading

Gene Wilder TOP 10 All-Time GREATEST Movies

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!

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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.

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Gene Wilder Adopted A Daughter Who Was Estranged At The Time Of His Death

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:

gene-wilder-adopted-daughter-katharine1. 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 “Kiss Me Like a Stranger,” he decided to marry Mary and adopt Katharine in 1967. You can see photos of Katharine here and here.

2. Gene and Katharine’s Mom, Mary Joan Schutz, Divorced After Seven Years
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Gene and Mary Joan didn’t last, however. Seven years later, they were divorced. Katharine thought that her dad was having an affair with Madeline Kahn, his co-star in Young Frankenstein. The belief played a role in their estrangement.

3. Gene Said He Lost Katharine When She was 22


In an interview with Larry King Live in 2002, Gene Wilder said that he had a daughter and “lost her a long while ago.”

“That’s too sad a story to go into,” he said about her.

King asked how old Katharine was when Gene lost her, and he said she was 22 or 23.

4. He Said Katharine Never Forgave Him and Probably Didn’t Read His Books
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In an interview with New York Daily News in 2005, Wilder spoke about his book “Kiss Me Like a Stranger.” He talked about how he used to have an intense need to be the center of attention, and even sharing that space with his daughter, whom he cared for deeply, became “too crowded.” He said that Katharine never forgave him and severed all ties with him. One reason he wrote the book was because of her, he said, but he doubted that she would read it:

“If she does (read my book), I hope it will explain some things she didn’t want to understand.”

5. Gene Wilder Only Had One Child, But His Nephew Jordan Referred to Himself as ‘Gene’s Kid’ Because They Were So Close

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Despite being married four times, Wilder only had one child. He was married to Mary Mercier from 1960 to 1965. He was married to Mary Joan Schutz for seven years, and he adopted her daughter Katharine while they were married. He married Gilda Radner in 1984 and they were together until she died of cancer in 1989. He and Gilda tried to have children, and she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer while she was being treated for infertility. He married Karen Webb Boyer in 1991 and they were still married when he passed away.

Gene and his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, were very close. When Jordan released a statement about Gene’s death, he signed it: “Gene’s kid.” At Jordan’s wedding, Gene served the role of the “parent” of the groom, according to IMDB. h/t heavy

Ronda Rousey: I Considered Suicide After Holly Holm Loss

Ronda Rousey said while appearing on Ellen, that she considered committing suicide after suffering a devastating loss to Holly Holm last November.

Fighting back tears, the former UFC champion talked getting knocked out for the first time in her career and how it threw her into a major depression.

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“I was sitting in the corner and I was like what am I anymore if I’m not this? I was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself in that exact second,” Rousey revealed. Continue reading

Glen Campbell’s Wife: He’s Becoming Violent, He Gave Me A Black Eye

Glen Campbell’s wife has announced the sad news that the musician is in the late stage 6 out of 7 stages in his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kim Campbell also says, though Glen appears physically healthy, he often becomes violent without notice.

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“It’s been challenging,” Kim says. “He punched me in the eye, gave me a black eye… Continue reading

The View Hemorrhaging Viewers And Sponsors After Saying This

Popular round table talk show, The View, is losing masses of viewers, as well as several sponsors, after co-host Joy Behar goofed on Miss America contestant Kelly Johnson over her choice to wear her nurse uniform for the pageant’s talent portion.

Both Johnson & Johnson and Eggland’s Best announced they plan on pulling their advertisements between segments on the daytime television program.

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“Why does she have a doctor’s stethoscope on?” Behar asked, unaware nurses to wear stethoscopes. Continue reading

Like Father Like Son? Patrick Schwarzenegger Caught Red Handed Hooking Up In Cabo

Patrick Schwarzenegger looks like he may be following in his father Arnold’s footsteps after getting caught red handed In Cabo hanging all over a girl, who was not Miley Cyrus.

Will this serve as a terminator to Patrick’s his current relationship? Or will Miley simply write off the impending wrecking ball of a snap?

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Patrick immediately took to Twitter, saying the girl with her arms wrapped around Patrick was his best friend’s girlfriend. Continue reading

Neurologist: Bobbi Kristina Condition GRIM

Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is in an ICU unit of a Georgia hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub, may never recover, says a neurologist familiar with the condition.

Brown is currently exhibiting very little brain activity and is breathing with the help of a ventilator.


Neurologist Eli Zimmerman of Massachusetts General Hospital says Brown’s prognosis will depend on “how much oxygen her brain was getting” at the time of the accident. Continue reading