Gene Wilder is best known as an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, singer-songwriter, and author. One of the veteran heads around the entertainment industry, Gene’s professional life was nothing sort of success. While he passed away in 2016, Wilder’s influence in the entertainment industry can be seen now and then. Married four times, Wilder had a whirlwind of romance and personal life. But for all his marriages, Walder only had one daughter, Katharine Wilder. Unlike her father, Katharine has shied away from the entertainment industry. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Katharine Wilder.
Little is known about Katharine’s early life. She was born to Mary Joan Schutz and her first husband, whose details have never been revealed in the media. While she is assumed to have been born in the 1950s, Katharine has never revealed details about her early life. She was adopted by Gene Wilder when her mother started dating him. After Gene’s marriage to Mary on the 27th of October 1967, Gene adopted Katharine.
Around the time Gene was filming Young Frankenstein, he became romantically involved with his co-star Madeline Khan. Within just a year, Gene was preparing for a divorce from his wife and Katharine never spoke to her adoptive father. In his memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, Gene candidly presented his estranged relationship with Katharine and wanted her to forgive his actions, but knew that she would never read the book. It was never revealed if Katharin and Gene reconciled their differences before the death of the actor.
Gene was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years before his death but had kept the knowledge of his condition secret from his fans. He passed away at the age of 83 on August 29, 2016, at home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Katharine has led a very private life and has refrained from making any media comments. The first time she was seen, was in 2015 when she played Mopsa in the stage play The Winter’s Tale. The play opened to a warm reception at Kenneth Branagh Theatre and was later turned into a film. She also worked on the Romeo and Juliet play at Kenneth Branagh Theatre before going to make her on-screen debut in 2017. She made an appearance as Chaulk in the TV adventure series Frontier in 2017, before working on the movie adaptation of the popular book Murder on the Orient Express. She also had small roles in several movies including Ready Player One and is currently working on two new movies, All Is True, and Flesh and Blood.
Katharine has kept the lid on her personal life for most of her career. There are little to no details on who she might be dating, or who she has dated in the past. She is not a huge fan of social media but does have a Twitter account where she posts updates on her professional life.