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Meet Gene Wilder's Ex-Wife Mary Joan Schutz Personal Life

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Meet Gene Wilder's Ex-Wife Mary Joan Schutz Personal Life

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Mary Joan Schutz is a well-known American celebrity and the ex-wife of actor, producer, screenwriter, and director Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder, on the other hand, died on August 29, 2016, in Stamford, Connecticut. 

There were issues with Gene's Alzheimer's illness, which was first discovered in 2013, and he was able to keep the diagnosis a secret so as not to upset his show's fans. Before his death, he had a net worth of $20 million.

Mary Joan Schutz's Relationship With Gene Wilder 

Gene Wilder began seeing Mary Joan Schutz a few months after his first wife, Mary Mercier, divorced him. Schutz was married to her previous partner at the time, and they had a daughter named Katharine Wilder.

Gene Wilder began seeing Mary Joan Schutz a few months after his first wife, Mary Mercier, divorced him.

Gene Wilder began seeing Mary Joan Schutz a few months after his first wife, Mary Mercier, divorced him.
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Gene was first introduced to her as the brother of one of her friends. Despite several social commitments, actor Gene was able to charm Mary Joan Schutz from her former husband, and the two married on October 21, 1967.

Gene also formally adopted Katharine, Mary's daughter from a previous relationship, in the same year. But after seven years of marriage, they divorced in 1974

Gene's extramarital affair with one of his co-stars, Madeline Kahn, was the reason for their divorce. Mary's daughter Katharine stayed away from Gene after the divorce, even though Gene considered her his own daughter, and the issue was never resolved.

Mary Joan Schutz And Gene Wilder Children

As per Nitbuz, Mary Joan Schutz and her former partner have a daughter, Katharine Wilder. Gene Wilder later adopted her. Her birth date, location, and biological father are all unknown.

Mary Joan Schutz and her former partner have a daughter, Katharine Wilder.

Mary Joan Schutz and her former partner have a daughter, Katharine Wilder. 
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While filming Gene Wilder's films, Katharine spent a lot of time with him. This sparked her desire to pursue a career as an actress.

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Katharine went to high school in the town where she grew up. She, on the other hand, did not enroll in college, preferring to focus on her acting career. Her father, Gene Wilder, helped her get her first role.

Gene Wilder Wiki/Bio

Gene Wilder was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 11, 1933, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, a novelty item producer and salesperson. His father, like his maternal grandparents, was a Russian-Jewish immigrant. 

Gene Wilder was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 11, 1933, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, a novelty item producer and salesperson.

Gene Wilder was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 11, 1933, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, a novelty item producer and salesperson.
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When Wilder was eight years old, his mother was ill with rheumatic disease, and the doctor instructed him to "try and make her laugh," he became interested in acting.

Gene was fascinated by the experience of seeing his sister, who was studying acting, performing on stage when he was 11 years old. Wilder requested if he could be her instructor's pupil, and the teacher indicated that if he were still interested at the age of 13, he would accept Wilder. 

Wilder called the teacher the day after he turned thirteen, and he accepted him; Wilder studied with him for two years.

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