30 Aug '16, 3am

Years before starting his film career, the late #GeneWilder served in the @USArmy

Years before starting his film career, the late #GeneWilder served in the @USArmy

Note: This article has been corrected. Actor Gene Wilder at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Buy a print 1974 staff file photo from the set of Young Frankenstein. From left: Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Mel Brooks and Peter Boyle as Young Frankenstein. File Photos/Los Angeles Times/TNS Gene Wilder, an actor whose work with comics Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor made him one of the most popular stars of the 1970s and whose memorable portrayals of neurotics and eccentrics included the hilariously mad scientist in "Young Frankenstein," died Aug. 28 at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83. A nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed the death in a statement that said the cause was complications from Alzheimer's disease. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma nearly two decades ago. Wilder grew up in the Mid...

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