Gene Wilder Reprises the Role of 'Survivor'
"If you out live your doctor, you're cured. " ~ Gene Wilder (NHL survivor)
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From a 2005 story: "The story of Gene Wilder's life is filled with comedy, but ultimately it is not funny. The light stuff is immortalized in the films that turned Wilder into one of the great comic actors of his day -- "The Producers," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein," to name a few. The rest of it is pretty dark, and Wilder remembers the day the darkness settled in. | At 71, he has the relieved and slightly haggard look of a survivor, which in some regards is what he is. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1999, Wilder is today in total remission. | "I'm one of the lucky ones," he says. The unruly reddish hair now looks nearly bleached of color, and if you haven't caught any of his television cameos -- he guest-starred in 2002 on a couple episodes of "Will & Grace" -- he looks a lot older than the last time you saw him. But his eyes still register the wonder and gentleness that were leitmotifs of his years in front of the camera. He still seems on the verge of saying something hysterical." | SOURCE | SEARCH | AMPLIFIED | SUBSCRIBE | MYJ | My Journal | Amplify.com |Apple iWeb |Facebook| Linkedin | WordPress | Blog Catalog | Twitter | BLOGGER | When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change || Social Networking by ALTALOMAN