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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

RuNet Site Pays Tribute to Comedy Star Gene Wilder

Looking for something Wilder on the Russian Internet?

Gene Wilder Tribute at www.wilder.narod.ru pays honor to one of America's greatest comedic actors -- Gene Wilder -- whose performances as accountant Leo Bloom in "The Producers" (1968) and the Waco Kid in "Blazing Saddles" (1974) have put millions of people in hysterics.

Not only an actor, the 67-year-old Wilder is also known as a writer and director, and some of his screenplays are featured on the site, which is in both English and Russian.

Wilder's life is chronicled in a biography -- starting from his birth in 1935 through his 1967 Hollywood debut in "Bonnie and Clyde" to his acceptance of the William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award in January from the Las Vegas Film Academy.

The Films section catalogues the multi-talented Wilder's works, dividing his movies into three categories: actor, writer and director. The dialogue for some of the more famous films -- "Bonnie and Clyde," "Young Frankenstein," "The Producers," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Murder in a Small Town" -- are presented in full in the site's Screenplays section.

For scenes from those memorable films, click on the Images section. Dozens of photographs of Wilder and his co-stars are catalogued.

There is a special section with biographies and photographs of some of Wilder's friends, co-stars and comedians -- including Zero Mostel, Richard Pryor and Woody Allen. The site also pays tribute to the late comedy legend Gilda Radner, Wilder's wife, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.

For real Wilder fans, the site has a special treat in store: the Lyrics section, featuring words to the infamous "Springtime for Hitler" from "The Producers."

A special picture gallery celebrates the 2001 premiere of "The Producers" on Broadway, with plenty of snapshots of Matthew Broderick starring as Bloom.