Birth Name: Jerome Silberman
Date of Birth: June 11, 1933
Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Date of Death: August 29, 2016
Place of Death: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Gene Wilder was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, songwriter, and author.
Gene’s father, William J. Silberman, was a Russian Jewish immigrant. Gene’s mother, Jeanne (Baer), was born in Illinois, to Russian Jewish parents. Gene had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Gene had a daughter with his former wife Mary Joan Schutz. He was married to comedian and actress Gilda Radner, until her death, and then to Karen Boyer, until his death.
Gene’s paternal grandfather was Hyman/Chaim Hirsch Silberman (the son of Morris/Moshe Abraham Silberman and Charlotte Gertrude Cepos). Hyman was born in Stepan, Ukraine.
Gene’s paternal grandmother was Sarah/Sora Rebecca/Rivka Waldman (the daughter of Ephraim Waldman and Rose/Razel/Rosa Wachs). Sarah was born in Stepan.
Gene’s maternal grandfather was named Lewis/Louis Baer. Lewis was born in Suwalk.
Gene’s maternal grandmother was named Libbie/Libbe/Libby/Lillian Altman.
Sources: Genealogies of Gene Wilder – https://www.geni.com
Gene’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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