Gene Wilder Talking About his Battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma


Jerome Silberman, also known as Gene Wilder (born June 11, 1933), is an American screen and stage comic actor, screenwriter, director, author, and activist.

Known because of his roles in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (which generated a famous meme),  Young Frankenstein, The Producers, and Richard Pryor: Silver Streak, Wilder was hospitalized with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1999.

In March 2005, he found the cancer was in complete remission following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.

Follow a patient during a chemotherapy day.

Listen to Wilder talk about his journey with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma above.

Just like Wilder, unfortunately, many other celebrities have been and still are fighting lymphoma. Learn more about WWF wrestler, bodyguard, “The A-Team” TV star and movie actor, Mr. T’s battle with T-cell lymphoma.

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