Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The cast of 1971's Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory...where are they now????

Haigh's Chocolates in Rundle Mall Adelaide, South Australia
Photo by Fiona Hui

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Gene Wilder is the widower of Gilda Radner
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Peter Ostrum aka "Charlie Bucket" is a veterinarian. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is actually the only movie that he ever acted in.

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Jack Albertson played "Grandpa Joe"...he died in 1981
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Julie Dawn Cole played Veruca Salt. I thought her singing was really good. She was the only one of the children in the movie who continued to act.

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Denise Nickerson was Violet. She has retired from acting to be a mom...this is her website though it has not been updated since 2004 that I can tell. She looks so different & so happy.
-----She played Amy Jennings in ABC's Dark Shadows series. I am planning to buy that on DVD.
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Paris Themmen, who played Mike TeeVee, did a little bit of everything after the show. His website has a lenghty bio....his own travel company, sometime at Walt Disney Imagineering, various Entreprenerial adventures,retail...quiet a variety of different ends of the spectrum. It sounds like Paris would be interesting to talk to.
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According to his Wikipedia entry, Michael Bollner, who played Augustus Gloop, is now a taxman in Munich.

Yes, I did leave the parents & so on out of this entry. :-)

Mistakes in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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