Actor Gene Wilder Dead

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Actor Gene Wilder, known for films including "Young Frankenstein", "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", and "The Little Prince" has died at 83.

FOX's Michelle Pollino has more on his legacy from Los Angeles:

Gene Wilder was a staple in film and television, if you grew up in 70's, 80's and some of the 90's. The actor and comedians first major role was in "The Producers" and that began a collaboration with writer and director Mel Brooks that gave us the film's "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein", but by far Wilder is best known for his role as Willy Wonka in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory":

(Wilder) "Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination."

He did four films with Richard Pryor, including "Silver Streak" and "Stir Crazy." He was married to comedian Gilda Radnor, who died from ovarian cancer in 1989.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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