Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder has been acting since he was thirteen and writing for the screen since the early 1970s.  After a small role in Bonnie and Clyde pulled him away from a career onstage, he was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Leo Bloom in The Producers, which led to Blazing Saddles and then to another Academy nomination, this time for writing Young Frankenstein. Wilder has appeared in twenty-five feature films and a number of stage productions.
 
His first book, about his own life, was Kiss Me Like A Stranger, and was followed by the novels My French Whore, The Woman Who Wouldn’t and What Is This Thing Called Love?.  Wilder lives in Connecticut with his wife, Karen.


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Kiss Me Like A Stranger by Gene Wilder--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to Gene Wilder read from his book Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art in this audiobook excerpt. Told in his own words, this memoir is a very personal story from the star of many beloved and classic comedies, including Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970s and 1980s in movies.

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Something to Remember You By

Gene Wilder
St. Martin's Griffin

Romantic, dramatic fiction set during World War II by the actor and author of Kiss Me Like a Stranger and My French Whore Something to Remember You By begins...


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What Is This Thing Called Love?

Gene Wilder
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For a romantic, it’s life’s ultimate question: What is This Thing Called Love? Actor and novelist Gene Wilder explores twelve possible answers in this...


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The Woman Who Wouldn't

Gene Wilder
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The beloved actor and screenwriter’s second novel, set in 1903, stars a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb, who one day goes from accomplished adagios...


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My French Whore

Gene Wilder
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World War I has almost come to an end, but for a young Minneapolis railway employee and amateur actor named Paul Peachy, whose marriage has become one-sided,...


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Kiss Me Like A Stranger

Gene Wilder
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Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors who defined the 1970's and 1980's in movies. From his early work with Woody Allen to the rich group of movies he...


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