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06/11/2013 02:51 pm ET

Gene Wilder's Birthday: Retired Actor Celebrates 80 Years Today

It seems that "Young Frankenstein" is all grown up! Retired actor, comedian and author Gene Wilder celebrates his 80th birthday today. Best known for his roles as Willy Wonka in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" and as Jim in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles," he had a successful film, television and stage presence that spanned decades before he decided to retire over 10 years ago. Wilder has since turned to writing memoirs, stories and novels, but can still celebrate a legendary comedic career as well as a happy 80th birthday.

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