Monday, August 29, 2016

R.I.P. Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, actor, writer, director, died today at the age of 83. He will forever be Willy Wonka in our hearts...he delivered a multi-layered, touching, and hilarious character in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" based on the Roald Dahl book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Watch him embody the wisdom, sly playfulness, love, gentleness, and even sorrow of Roald Dahl's enigmatic character in this most beautiful, touching clip. The song is "Pure Imagination" by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

R.I.P., Gene.
Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three...

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