Who is Katharine Wilder?
You all know Gene Wilder, the successful actor who came to prominence as Willy Wonka in the film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” in 1971, and as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in the film “Young Frankenstein”, but did you know that he only had one daughter, Katharine Wilder and that she is adopted? You probably didn’t. Well, stay with us for more information about Katharine and her own life and career. Born Katharine Anastasia Schutz in the USA, she is an actress and has appeared in the TV series “Frontier” in 2017 and Chaulk and is now working on the films “All Is True” and “Flesh and Blood”, however, he remains best known to the world as the daughter of Gene Wilder.
Katharine Wilder Wiki: Age, Childhood, EducationKatharine hasn’t revealed her exact birth date and place with the media, but from comments by Gene Wider, sometime in the late 1950s seems very likely. She is the biological daughter of Mary Joan Schutz and her first husband, whose name hasn’t been revealed to the media, however, once her mother started a romantic relationship with Gene Wilder, Katharine started calling Gene her dad, and when Gene and Mary wed on the 27th October 1967, he adopted Katharine the same year. Unfortunately, Gene’s and Mary’s marriage lasted only until 1980, and even before it started to crumble. While filming “Young Frankenstein”, Gene commenced a romantic relationship with his co-star Madeline Khan, which strained in his relationship with Mary and ultimately led to divorce in 1980, after which Katharine stopped speaking to her adoptive father, and the two never reconciled. Gene wrote an autobiography, “Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art”, in which he spoke about Katharine, hoping she could forgive him one day for his actions, but believing that she would never read it. When it comes to her education, Katharine has managed to hide all the information in regards to her academic history.
Katharine Wilder Career
Remaining true to her secrecy, Katharine hasn’t revealed much of her past, and until 2015 there is no information about her career, when she played Mopsa in the stage play “The Winter’s Tale”, performed at Kenneth Branagh Theatre, and later made into a film. She also worked with Branagh the next year as she featured in “Rome and Juliet”. Her screen debut was as Chaulk in the TV adventure series “Frontier” in 2017, written by Rob and Peter Blackie, while Jason Momoa, Zoe Boyle and Landon Liborion are credited as the stars of the series. She continued her collaboration with Branagh, this time in the film “Murder on the Orient Express”, based on the novel by Agatha Christie, with Kenneth starring in the film alongside Penelope Cruz and Willem Dafoe. To speak further of her accomplishments, Katharine appeared in the sci-fi action adventure film “Ready Player One”, with Hannah John-Kamen, Mark Rylance and Ben Mendelsohn in the lead roles, and has recently completed work on the film “All Is True”, in which she plays Judith Shakespeare, and will portray Annabelle in the film “Flesh and Blood”. Both films are yet to be released.
Katharine Wilder Net Worth
Although she has deprived her fans of personal information about her life, she has still shared her most recent career endeavors that have added a considerable amount to her wealth. Also, Gene, although the two spent later life apart, has left all his fortune to her, which added to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Katharine Wilder is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Katharine Wilder’s net worth is as high as $5 million, and at some point will inherit Gene Wilder’s estate which is estimated at $20 million. Undoubtedly, her wealth is bound to increase in the future.
— kathryn wilder (@kathrynwilderr) November 18, 2015
Katharine Wilder Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children, Social Media
Katherine continues to hide personal information about her life, – there are no records in the media of her marrying, any romantic associations, or having children of her own. Hopefully, she will share such details in the future with her fans. You can find Katharine on Twitter, but on which she has less than 1,000 followers, although using this social media network to promote her most recent career endeavors, such as the new season of the popular TV series “Frontier”, and the film “All Is True”, among many other posts.
Katharine Wilder Father, Gene Wilder
It wouldn’t be fair to one of the greatest comic actors of all time if we didn’t share some facts about him and his life, now that we have told you about his only child.
Born Jerome Silberman on the 11th June 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, he is the son of Jeanne and William J. Silberman, and is of part-Russian Jewish ancestry. Gene became interested in acting when he was 11 years old, after seeing his sister on stage. He briefly attended Black-Foxe school, a military institute in Hollywood, however, being the only Jewish boy there made his life there a living hell, as he was bullied and sexually assaulted. He returned home and made his professional acting debut at the age of 15, as Balthasar in the play “Romeo and Juliet”. He later studied Communication and Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa, and after graduation continued his studies at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England.
Career and Net Worth
His first major role was as Eugene Grizzard in the film “Bonnie and Clyde”, and it was during the ‘70s that he gained fame, with films such as “Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx”, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Silver Streak”, and “The Frisco Kid”. He earned two Academy Award and two Golden Globe Award nominations, among other prestigious acknowledgements, such as a Hugo Award for the film “Young Frankenstein”. According to authoritative sources, Gene Wilder’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated at $20 million.
Personal Life and Death
Although a renowned comic actor, Gene led a sad life behind his smile; he married four times but didn’t have children of his own, adopting the daughter of his second wife, Mary Joan, with whom he became estranged following the divorce. In 2013 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and three years later passed away at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, survived by his fourth wife, Karen Boyer who he married in 1991. At the time of his death, Gene was listening to his favorite song “Over the Rainbow”, performed by Ella Fitzgerald.