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On August 29, 2016, we said farewell to comedy legend Gene Wilder, who passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 83. Wilder's work left an indelible impression, especially his classic collaborations with Mel Brooks, Mel Stuart, Woody Allen, and Richard Pryor. As we take the time to mark his passing and celebrate his career, let's take a look back at his life and explore some things you probably didn't know about this beloved star...
Gene Wilder wasn't his real name | 0:24
Meeting with Mel | 1:14
Willy Wonka's amazing introduction | 2:07
Trading Places | 2:59
Four marriages | 3:21
He didn't miss Hollywood | 4:25
He beat cancer | 4:51
Ella Fitzgerald helped him say goodbye | 5:29
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