UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Gene Wilder didn't care for Tim Burton's 'Wonka' remake

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Gene Wilder, who starred in 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," said he didn't like the 2005 remake and doesn't care for Tim Burton.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 11, 2012.
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Baldwin to be TCM's 'Essentials' co-host

Baldwin to be TCM's 'Essentials' co-host

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has signed on to be a co-host of "The Essentials" weekly classic movie showcase, TCM announced.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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ABC critic Joel Siegel dies at 63

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Joel Siegel, movie critic for ABC's "Good Morning America" for the past quarter century, has died of cancer in New York at 63, the network announced Friday.

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UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.

Brooks to revisit 'Frankenstein' on-stage

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Plans are reported to be forging ahead to bring Mel Brooks' classic film parody "Young Frankenstein" to the Broadway stage.

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Today is Sunday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2006 with 203 to follow.
By United Press International

Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Richard Pryor, who pushed the envelope on racial themes and vulgarity with standup and movie comedy, died of cardiac arrest Saturday, his wife said.

Schneider praises the R-rated comedy

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Rob Schneider says he is glad audiences are flocking to R-rated comedy films like "Wedding Crashers."

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Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2005 with 203 to follow.
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Wilder: Money prompted Willie Wonka remake

HOLLYWOOD, June 2 (UPI) -- Actor Gene Wilder says money is the reason moviemakers are remaking Roald Dahl's fantasy about Willy Wonka.

Wilder book details life, fame

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Actor Gene Wilder says his new book, "Kiss Me like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art," is constructed as a dialogue with his therapist.
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Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder signs copies of his new book "Kiss Me Like A Stranger" at Barnes & Noble in New York on March 15, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman, June 11, 1933) is an American stage and screen actor, director, screenwriter, and author.

Wilder began his career on stage, making his screen debut in the film Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. His first major role was as Leo Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers. This was the first in a series of prolific collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Young Frankenstein, the script of which garnered the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder has directed and written several of his films, including The Woman in Red (1984).

His marriage to actress Gilda Radner, who died from ovarian cancer, led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles and co-founding Gilda's Club.

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