Gene Wilder fans are now marking this date on their calendar to tune into Netflix

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Gene Wilder is a comedy legend and one of the biggest movie stars of the 1970s and 1980s. 

Wilder largely disappeared from the entertainment field after his wife passed away. 

But Gene Wilder fans are now marking this date on their calendar to tune into Netflix. 

Remembering Gene Wilder 

Gene Wilder first hit the big screen in 1967 in a small role as one of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway’s hostages in Bonnie and Clyde

That same year Wilder started his long-lasting working relationship with Mel Brooks.

He co-starred in The Producers and scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the process. 

The 1970s were good to Wilder.

He had hits that have transformed into part of American movie lore, such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak

Wilder continued to deliver memorable performances in the 1980s with starring roles in movies like See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Stir Crazy, and The Woman in Red

However, the 1990s featured a different Gene Wilder – one who struggled to land with audiences or critics. 

Before long, Wilder would only make sporadic appearances in the public eye. 

A documentary is coming to Netflix this month that will cover Wilder’s rise to fame and shed some light on his fall from grace. 

A touching tribute to a comedic icon comes to Netflix this month

According to What’s On Netflix, Remembering Gene Wilder will be debuting on the streaming giant starting on June 13. 

The documentary was first released last year and looks at Wilder as both an actor and a man. 

The documentary features insights from the likes of Mel Brooks, Carol Kane, Alan Alda, Harry Connick Jr., and Eric McCormack. 

Viewers will also hear from Wilder’s fourth and final wife, Karen Wilder, as well as Richard Pryor’s daughter, Rain Pryor. 

The documentary also features audio clips from Gene Wilder himself. 

Wilder will tell viewers stories, such as how when his mother was diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told him to make her laugh and that advice changed his life. 

The audience will also learn about his undying love for his third wife, Gilda Radner. 

Wilder was never the same after her passing.

He transitioned from entertainment to raising awareness to beat cancer through his non-profit Gilda’s Club. 

The documentary is a touching tribute to a legendary comedic actor and a man who overcame his own demons to help others. 

Unfortunately, Netflix doesn’t currently offer any other Gene Wilder movies to whet the appetite before Remembering Gene Wilder’s debut on June 13. 

However, if you’re looking for a Wilder fix, you can currently find Blazing Saddles on Paramount Plus, The Woman in Red free on Tubi, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) on MGM+, Stir Crazy on PlutoTV, and the 1999 television movie version of Alice in Wonderland on Amazon Prime. 

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