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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

When he was 8, Wilder's mother had a heart attack, and he took it upon himself to cheer her up. We'll listen back to a Fresh Air interview with the comic actor, who died Monday at age 83.

Actor Gene Wilder, who entertained audiences with his performances in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Producers and Blazing Saddles, died Monday. He was 83 years old. Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

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