"'I had dinner with him in 1987, right after my own book came out,' says actor Charles Grodin, who met Wilder in the 1950s and is a pal to this day. 'And he told me at the time that he wished my book had gone deeper. I was slightly irritated. I said, 'That's as deep as I get.' Now that his book is out, I see what he means.' "
Gene Wilder comes across as a man burnished beautiful and wise in this portrait in the Post. His former wife, Gilda Radner, is also remembered.