Showbiz stars pay tribute the late Gene Wilder

Humble man who downplayed his comedic gifts

30th August, 2016
Gene Wilder with comedian Richard Pryor in Silver Streak. Pic: Getty

T he late Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts but was revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers.

He was a serious director and looked up to his longtime collaborator, comedian Mel Brooks.

"I am him in fantasy," Wilder once said of playing the lead in Brooks' films.

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