Gene Wilder could very well have been your favorite comedian as a kid. He—along with his beloved wife and comedy equal, Gilda Radner—was definitely one of mine. In every movie he did—Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Bonnie & Clyde—he seemed to glow with warmth, even when he was playing characters that would be too intense or weird in another actor's hands.