Quick Facts of Jerome Silberman

  • Full NameJerome Silberman
  • Date of Birth11 June, 1933
  • NicknameGene
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter, author
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1961–2003 (actor), 1998–2013 (author)
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Brown
  • BuildAverage
  • Height5 feet 10½inches (179 cm)
  • Online PresenceFacebook & Twitter
  • Children1
  • Net Worth$20 million
Gene Wilder

Short Description of Gene Wilder 

Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and author. He was an Illustrious actor who obtained an Oscar for his first major film performance in The Producers and characterized Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

He also performed in Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. In 1962, he won the Clarence Derwent Award for the Broadway play “The Complaisant Lover” He is also Primetime Emmy Award winner.

He falls on the ethnicity white with nationalist American. He was the son of Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman. His birth sign was Gemini. He was 83 years old when he died on August 29, 2016, in Stamford, Connecticut, the U.S.His religion was Atheist.

Early Life and Education

Going back to his past life, the artist was born on June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the U.S. His father was a manufacturer and salesman of novelty items. Corrine Silberman is his sister. Gene attended Washington High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (1951), B.A. Communication And Theater Arts, University Of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States (1955), and Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England, United Kingdom.

He visited the University of Iowa. He grew an interest in acting when his mom caught the rheumatic fever and her doctor requested him to entertain her. His first paid performance as an actor was in a production of Romeo & Juliet as Mercutio.

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Gene Wilder inaugurated his movie career in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde, however, he grew famous as a favorite of writer/director Mel Brooks. His outstanding roles in films such as Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles earned him a memorable comedy icon.


In his later years, Wilder turned a serious novelist, writing several novels and a memoir. He portrayed the role, George, in 1991 film Another You alongside, Richard Pryor and Stephen Lang.

Marital Relationship

Entering into his personal life, his marital status was married. He had four spouses. First, he was married to Mary Mercier(22 July 1960 – 1965) but the duo divorced. Then, he was married to Mary Joan Schutz (27 October 1967 – 24 November 1980).

Gene Wilder with his wife
Gene Wilder and his wife, Image Source: Getty Images

He had daughter Katharine from his wife previous marriage. This duo also got separated. Next, he was married to Gilda Radner (18 September 1984 – 20 May 1989) until her death. Finally, he married with Karen Boyer (8 September 1991 – 29 August 2016) until his death. His sexual orientation was straight.

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Body Measurements

Reviewing his physical features, he had a soft mellow voice, curly brown hair and blue eyes. He was 5 feet 10½inches (179 cm) tall. His body type was average.

 Net Worth

His net worth was $20 million.

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