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20 Things You Never Knew About Gene Wilder

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Retirement
Dismayed with the movie business, Wilder essentially retired from acting in 1991. He would return for a short-lived sitcom, Something Wilder, on NBC in 1995, and a couple episodes of Will and Grace in the 2000s, but Wilder had had it. In a 2008 TCM special, Role Model: Gene Wilder, host Alec Baldwin interviewed the actor who said he was basically retired from acting for good. "I don't like show business, I realized," he explained. "I like show, but I don't like the business."