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Wilder, Gene 1935-

Works: 304 works in 1,017 publications in 9 languages and 33,367 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography  History  Popular works  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Conceptor, Film editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gene Wilder
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Visual )

81 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks( Visual )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, in which Wilder returns to the old country to clear his family name
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

60 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
The producers by Susan Stroman( Visual )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
My French whore by Gene Wilder( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the tale of a midwestern World War I soldier whose capture by German forces prompts him to impersonate a famous German spy and pursue a romantic relationship with a beautiful courtesan
Alice in Wonderland by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll's masterpiece of fantasy. Alice slips down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets zany characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and has a series of strange, dream-like adventures
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed banks across the country during the Depression era
The little prince by Richard Kiley( Visual )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French pilot crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara Desert and comes upon a young prince from another planet. The little prince tells the pilot that he is inspecting the universe and stays in the desert long enough to convey to the pilot his impression of the earth and stories of other planets he has visited
Silver streak by Thomas L Miller( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train. Gene Wilder is a mild mannered plant-book editor who gets involved with a lovely lady, a debonair crook and a petty thief
Expo magic of the White City( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition, an event visited by 28 million people
Gilda's disease : sharing personal experiences and a medical perspective on ovarian cancer by M. Steven Piver( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilda Radner, the popular star of "Saturday Night Live", died of ovarian cancer on May 20, 1989. When "Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Doctors Don't Know Who's at Risk, or Why" appeared in the Washington Post ten days later, the media had finally let ovarian cancer out of the closet. It could strike any woman, including a famous comedienne who meant so much to so many. Following the publication in the New York Times of medical writer Larry Altman's article "Research Links Diet and Infertility Factors to Ovarian Cancer," Gilda's husband, Gene Wilder, wrote to the author to ask some pointed questions. Altman urged him to contact Dr. M. Steven Piver at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Wilder and Piver met over the phone and immediately recognized their shared common desire. From that time, they have worked together to communicate to the general public what is now known about ovarian cancer. When Dr. Piver decided to write Gilda's Disease, he asked Wilder to help him by sharing what he had learned during Gilda's struggle so that others might benefit from their ordeal
Everything you always wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask by Woody Allen( Visual )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken into seven vignettes that humorously answer questions raised in Dr. Rueben's book about sex
The woman who wouldn't by Gene Wilder( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1903, a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb one day goes from accomplished adagios with the Cleveland Orchestra to having a complete breakdown on stage. If he hadn't poured a glass of water down the throat of a tuba, maybe he wouldn't have been sent to a health resort in Badenweiler, Germany. But it's in that serene place that Jeremy meets Clara Mulpas, whom he tries his hardest to seduce
Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and German and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
Something to remember you by : a perilous romance by Gene Wilder( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the experiences of a wounded World War II soldier who falls in love with a mysterious Danish woman during his convalescence in London before realizing that she may not be who she claims to be
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
The Frisco Kid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Polish rabbi sets out to lead a synagogue in California and must make it through the Wild West to get there
See no evil, hear no evil by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Wally and Dave--Wally is blind, Dave is deaf, and now they're both prime suspects in a murder they didn't commit
What is this thing called love? by Gene Wilder( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a winning collection from an author writing on his favorite topic: love. Each emotionally involving story illuminates a different kind of love: star-crossed, intense, needy, eternal, unrequited, even comical. Wilder's protagonists will be instantly recognizable to his fans: men and women who stumble into relationships that can fulfill them or knock them out cold. Which one it will be depends, often, on the smallest of gestures or reactions
The woman in red( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy about Teddy, a shy married executive, who begins to have "emotional infidelity" after glimpsing a seductive stranger wearing a red dress. Teddy sets out to determine just how an ordinary man meets such an extraordinary woman
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Silberman, Jerome.

Silberman, Jerome 1935-

Silberman, Jerry 1933-

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Silberman, Jerry 1935-

Wilder, Gene

Blazing saddlesMy French whoreAlice in WonderlandThe little princeExpo magic of the White CityGilda's disease : sharing personal experiences and a medical perspective on ovarian cancerEverything you always wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to askThe woman who wouldn't