Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

02-09-2016 15:00

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is a film. It is from the year 1971. Gene Wilder is an actor. He is in this film. He is Willy Wonka.

Other people are in the film. One actress talks about Gene Wilder. She says that he is very kind and patient.

Wilder is in other films, too. He is very funny. People nominated him for an Oscar.

Gene Wilder becomes ill. He has Alzheimer’s. Only his family knows this. He does not tell other people about it. He does not want to make people sad.

Gene Wilder dies. He is 83.

Difficult words: kind (friendly), patient (calm, tolerant, nice), nominate (if you nominate a person for an award, you want this person to have it).

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