Katharine Wilder Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 05 Nov, 2018
Facts of Katharine Wilder
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Katharine Wilder
Father Gene Wilder
Mother Mary Joan Schutz
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
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Katharine Wilder has gained both public and media attention as the biological daughter of Mary Joan Schutz and adopted daughter of legendary actor Gene Wilder. The relationship between father and daughter was quite strong. The actor never had any other child of his own despite being married 4 times. Widely known for his wacky roles, Gene is also considered as one of leading faces in the entertainment field. He even later became a serious novelist written several popular novels.   

Early Life And Professional Career of Katharine Wilder

Katharine Wilder is the daughter of Mary Joan Schutz. Not much information about her date of birth and academic background is available. Mary is a friend of Gene's sister Corinne. At that time, Katharine used to call Gene dad. Gene later decided to accept her as a daughter and tied the knot with Mary on October 27, 1967. The name of her biological father's is yet to be revealed.    

Katharine's paternal grandparent's name is William J. Silberman and Jeanne Baer Silberman. Her father Gene Wilder is one of the legendary actors in Hollywood. Wilder made his first huge splash after his marvelous performance in Mel Stuart's film adaptation of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.'      

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Starting his acting journey by appearing in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde, Gene later played a number of wacky characters in films like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. His roles in these projects made him an unforgettable comedy icon too. Besides, the actor was also a serious novelist written numerous memoir and novels so far.   

Katharine Wilder's Net Worth 

There is no information regarding Katharine Wilder's professions thus it is hard to pin down the exact amount of her net worth. Whereas her father Gene's net worth at the time of his demise (age 83) was estimated to be worth around $20 million.   

Katharine Wilder's Personal Life 

Katharine Wilder is pretty uptight in sharing her personal details to the outer world. She has still managed to hide all her details about her married life and dating life. Her father Gene was first married to Mary Mercier on July 22, 1960. The couple met for the first time while studying at the HB Studio in New York. The couple spent long periods of time apart and finally divorced in 1965. 

Wilder a few months later started dating with  Mary Joan Schutz, a friend of his sister. The two exchanged the vows on October 27, 1967. Mary had also a daughter, Katharine from her previous marriage who later was adopted by Gene and became the first love of her as a father. Despite being married 4 times, Katharine is the only daughter of renowned actor Gene Wilder.   

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After seven years of marriage, Gene and his wife Mary separated. He then exchanged the vows to fellow actor and comedian Gilda Radner until her death in 1989. She and her father, Gene has a strong relationship with each other as Gene even wrote a book called Kiss Me Like a Stranger for his daughter.    

At the age of 83, Gene passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. A source close to Gene revealed that the actor died while he was listening to one of his favorite song, Over the Rainbow by Ella Fitzgerald. 

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