Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, August 29, 2016

Well, Fuck. Gene Wilder is Dead.

Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.

Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

It's official, 2016 SUCKS... Dammit...

Frank Van Haste said...

My favorites were ANY time he was on screen with Richard Pryor...and particularly the "we gotta convince the cops that you're black" scene in Silver Streak.

RIP,

FVH

BadTux said...

Gene was a genuinely nice guy who happened to have a talent for deadpan humor. A lot of comedians are, well, jerks. Their humor comes from pain. As did Gene's, but it somehow did not make him into the angry bitter person that many comedians are. He was an amazing man and we will be watching his works for much longer than his life, because his best work will never be replicated no matter how much people try. His style of gentle humor simply isn't found in these angry and bitter times.