Gene Wilder calls Tim Burton 'Willy Wonka' remake an insult
Gene Burton, at 80 ... It isn't difficult to see why Wilder would think a remake of a movie that he made popular in the early 1970s would be an insult. While fans still love and embrace the original musical film, it has lost popularity since the Johnny ...
Gene Wilder: It Hurts to Laugh
NEW YORK -- The story of Gene ... still register the wonder and gentleness that were leitmotifs of his years in front of the camera. He still seems on the verge of saying something hysterical. But he doesn't. In person, as on the printed page, Wilder ...
Mel Brooks on Comedy Legends Madeline Kahn and Gene Wilder
Why do you think it still seems fresh? Brooks: If you make something that makes sense, that is basically truthful about the human condition, it works -- it stays alive. If you're just doing things for laughs and not paying attention to human truths ...
Theatre Alive to do Young Frankenstein in 2013
Windsor’s Theatre Alive has obtained the rights to the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein. The group plans to present it during its 2013 season. Young Frankenstein is based on the campy 1974 Brooks comedy starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman and Teri Garr.
Postage stamp nominees: Now they can be dead or alive
The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is ending its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still ... Gene Autry, singer Kate Smith, Mother Teresa, actor Lucille Ball, astronaut Alan Shepard and playwright-novelist Thornton Wilder.