Caption: Still of Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman in Young Frankenstein (1974)
Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: June 11, 1933
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Known for: Young Frankenstein (1974), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Blazing Saddles (1974), The Producers (1967)
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing a small role in the off-Broadway production ...