Yesterday, it was announced that Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman) had passed away at the age of 83. When I heard the news, I was disillusioned. It would mark the first time I was genuinely sad about an actor passing away. There is always the general empathy for a person’s passing (at least I would think so), but Gene Wilder was a different kind of special to me.
I grew up in a small little town in Maryland. This town, at the time, had one video store and it was owned and operated by my uncle. My mom worked there part time during the week and my school bus would drop me off at the store. Read more “Kiss Me Like a Stranger”