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Why Gene Wilder’s Comic Legacy Will Endure

I had the chance to discuss Wilder’s career, what made him unique in Hollywood and why his finest work may be in a kiddie film we can’t stop watching on WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” program today.

The D.C. station’s morning show, hosted by Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson, played a gaggle of classic Wilder sound bites between the reminiscing.

I also compared Wilder’s role in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” to Johnny Depp’s take on the famed chocolatier at PJ Media.

Suffice to say it’s no contest.

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