Happy Birthday Gene Wilder, here’s how movements start!

Published: 11th Jun, 2009

Sasquatch Music Festival 2009

Gene Wilder is 76 today. He’s probably having a small party in a pub garden with a few of his old movie buddies, like Mel Brooks, the dinky little Oompa-Loompa guys, Kelly Le Brock. If he was still with us, he might have got Richard Pryor along for a few beers and a pack of fags. We, unfortunately, have not been invited, but did that stop us from buying him a gift? It did not. We strode around an open prison doing the walk from Stir Crazy, discussing what Gene might like, and it boiled down to a toss up between an embroidered picture of a sparrow, or a clip that accurately demonstrates just how empires are built. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Gene Wilder!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

2 Responses to Happy Birthday Gene Wilder, here’s how movements start!

  1. Avatar rich says:

    Ah Gene Wilder, incedentally I share a birthday with him… Hang on…

  2. josh josh says:

    Ahhh, well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too, sir!

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