Well, the late actor has a daughter Katharine Wilder who is taking his generation forward. You might not know but the father of Kathrine Wilder, Gene Wilder had been in four different marriages in his life and Kathrine is from his second wife, Mary Joan Schutz.There are a lot of gossips about Katharine Wilder, but today we have brought to you six major facts about this beautiful young lady. Gene Wilder was married to his first wife Mary Mercier whom he first met while studying at the HB Studio in New York.His third wife was actress Gilda Radner, with whom he starred in three films, the last two of which he also directed.Her 1989 death from ovarian cancer led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles and co-founding Gilda's Club.Although his first film role was portraying a hostage in the 1967 motion picture Bonnie and Clyde, Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1968 film The Producers for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, which Wilder co-wrote, garnering the pair an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.After his last contribution to acting in 2003 – a guest role on Will & Grace for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Wilder turned his attention to writing.
Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984).
He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor.
Wilder, seen here with Cleavon Little, was back with Brooks for 1974's "Blazing Saddles." In a statement to CNN on Monday, Brooks called Wilder "one of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did together with his special magic.
Her struggle with bulimia also put strain on their relationship.
But they found their way back to one another and eventually married in 1984, in part thanks to a Yorkshire Terrier named Sparkle, some rat poison and a phone call that alleviated some of Wilder's biggest fears.