20 Things You Never Knew About Gene Wilder
Life with Gilda
Wilder was married twice and divorced twice before meeting Saturday Night Live comedienne Radner on the Hanky Panky set. They became instant friends during production and Radner eventually divorced her husband, G.E. Smith, in 1982 to be with Wilder. They were married in France in 1984. Tragically, Radner was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986 and she passed away three years later. Wilder helped her fight the disease, always believing she would beat it.