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See No Evil,... Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder once again team up in the hilarious "See No Evil,... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

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Born: June 11, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Profession: Cast ...
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1956:
Served with US Army
:
Taught fencing and worked as a toy salesman and as a chauffeur
1961:
Off-Broadway acting debut in "Roots"
1961:
Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover"
1963:
Portrayed Billy Bibbit in original NYC stage production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1966:
Acted in CBS movie presentation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"; played Bernard
1967:
Film acting debut in "Bonnie and Clyde"
1968:
Earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Mel Brooks' "The Producers"
1971:
Offered a tour de force in title role of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
1972:
Played a memorable comic turn as a man who fell in love with a sheep for the bestiality segment of Woody Allen's "Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex* (*but were afraid to ask)"
1974:
Reteamed with Brooks for "Blazing Saddles"; shared Best Screenplay Oscar nomination
1974:
Co-screenwriting debut (with director Brooks), "Young Frankenstein"; also starred
1975:
Film directing and solo screenwriting debut, "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother"; also acted
1976:
Starred opposite Richard Pryor in "Silver Streak"
1977:
Film producing debut (also director, writer and actor), "The World's Greatest Lover"; composed a song for picture
1980:
Reunited with Pryor for "Stir Crazy"
1982:
Starred opposite future wife Gilda Radner in Sidney Poitier's "Hanky Panky"
1984:
Directed and acted in "The Woman in Red"; second film with Radner
1986:
Last feature with Radner, "Haunted Honeymoon"; produced, directed and acted
1989:
Reteamed with Pryor for the misfire "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"
1990:
Helped establish the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (date approximate)
1991:
Last film to date with Pryor, "Another You"
:
Starred as a sensitive, emotional adman and late-in-life father in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Something Wilder"
1996:
Made London stage debut in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"
2000:
Disclosed a 1999 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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