Herbert Berghof Studio
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
University of Iowa
Disclosed a 1999 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Made London stage debut in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor"
Last film to date with Pryor, "Another You"
Helped establish the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (date approximate)
Reteamed with Pryor for the misfire "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"
Last feature with Radner, "Haunted Honeymoon"; produced, directed and acted
Directed and acted in "The Woman in Red"; second film with Radner
Starred opposite future wife Gilda Radner in Sidney Poitier's "Hanky Panky"
Reunited with Pryor for "Stir Crazy"
Film producing debut (also director, writer and actor), "The World's Greatest Lover"; composed a song for picture
Starred opposite Richard Pryor in "Silver Streak"
Film directing and solo screenwriting debut, "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother"; also acted
Reteamed with Brooks for "Blazing Saddles"; shared Best Screenplay Oscar nomination
Co-screenwriting debut (with director Brooks), "Young Frankenstein"; also starred
Played a memorable comic turn as a man who fell in love with a sheep for the bestiality segment of Woody Allen's "Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex* (*but were afraid to ask)"
Offered a tour de force in title role of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Mel Brooks' "The Producers"
Film acting debut in "Bonnie and Clyde"
Acted in CBS movie presentation of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"; played Bernard
Portrayed Billy Bibbit in original NYC stage production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Off-Broadway acting debut in "Roots"
Broadway debut as the comic valet in "The Complaisant Lover"
Served with US Army
Starred as a sensitive, emotional adman and late-in-life father in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Something Wilder"
Taught fencing and worked as a toy salesman and as a chauffeur
Wilder won a 1975 Nebula Award (best dramatic presentation) for "Young Frankenstein".