Goodbye Gene Wilder..

I was young when I saw Blazing Saddles for the first time, but I remember being drawn to the young ginger haired Gene Wilder.
Then I spent nights in the 80s catching Gene and Richard Pryor movies on television.  Together they were funny, irreverent and wonderful.


Being a kid whose childhood bridged the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s I was very familiar with Saturday Night Live.  Being a frizzy haired little girl even more in love with Gilda Radner. When they found each and fell in love, I fell in love with them together. I mourned her death for his loss and ours too.

After her passing he continued to act, fell in love again, wrote, painted and lived an amazing life.
gene and karen

He helped create Gilda’s Club, a community organization for people living with cancer, their families and friends. He was one of those performers I dreamed of meeting someday and now I never will. But I will carry a little part of him with me.

Thank you Gene Wilder for everything you created and for the legacy that carries on after you have gone.

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