Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's Tragic, Heart-Crushingly Beautiful Love Story

This week, an icon from movies, comedy, and many of our childhoods passed away: Gene Wilder, the original Willy Wonka, died at age 83 from complications of Alzheimer's. The loss, like so many beloved actors, was felt deeply by many, but when I heard the news, I had a second, happy thought after the initial grief-filled surprise: he's with Gilda now.

Gilda Radner was Gene Wilder's third wife - she was married to someone else when they met, and he would marry after her death. On paper, it...


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