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Jerome Silberman, known to the world as Gene Wilder, was born June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was interested in acting from a young age and majored in Theater Arts at the University of Iowa. He has been married four times. He co-starred with Richard Pryor in four films and worked in several Mel Brooks comedy films. He was married four times, most notably to Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer after their fifth anniversary. He has one daughter. He has been married to his fourth wife, Karen Boyer, since 1991.

 

 

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