Gene Wilder: 13 Quotes To Remember The ‘Willy Wonka’ Actor By After His Death August 31, 2016 By Luckily Share, Like and Follow Us! . Gene Wilder, the Hollywood legend who starred in such films as “Blazing Saddles,” “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy” has died. . Click on the image to continue reading. . Your FREE eBookUplifting InspirationsLiving An Inspired Life! I agree to have my personal information transfered to GetResponse ( more information ) Enter your first name and emailGuaranteed 100% Spam-Free Share, Like and Follow Us!