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Remembering Gene Wilder A Great “Light” And Comedic Great

August 30, 2016

A true comedic great, Gene Wilder died yesterday at the age of 83.

I could not do justice to his greatness and “light,” by listing his movies and television appearances.

Instead it is that “light,” sometimes literal, he brought to almost every endeavor in which I saw him.

Mel Brooks saw it, Gilda Radner saw it and was loved by it, while Cleavon Little and he took that “light,” not the heat, and with a superb other cast made the film “Blazing Saddles” a classic comedy.

Ah, but a black sheriff working with a white gunslinger, years before prejudice dropped even the bit it has in over 100 years, maybe as Reverend Rodney King wished, we all could all get along.

There is that light again!



You see that light! The most beautiful Ingrid Bergman was both born and died on August 29th. She was so beautiful, made more so by beautiful lighting. Gene Wilder pictured above, also died on August 29th and always brought a different but still beautiful light. Meeting Ingrid upon “seeing the light,” could be happening to Gene Wilder just about now.



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