Katharine Wilder Biography


Katharine Wilder

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Birth Name: Katharine Wilder
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Katharine Wilder is an adopted daughter of American actor, screenwriter, singer, and author Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder married to Mary Joan Schutz, and Wilder adopted Mary’s daughter Katharine while they were married. Gene and Mary's wedding did not last forever, and the couple went through a tragic divorce after seven years of their married life together. After Wilder had divorced Mary Joan Schutz, Gene Wilder got married two more times. He married Gilda Radner and Karen Webb Boyer as his second and third wife.

Famous author Wilder said that one reason he wrote the book “Kiss Me Like a Stranger” was that of her daughter Katharine. But he doubted that she would ever read it. Despite being married four times, Gene Wilder had only one child Katharine Wilder.

After the divorce between Gene and Mary, Katharine thought that her dad was having an affair with Madeline Khan, his co-star in Young Frankenstein which was the reason she left her father and got out of the media radar. The belief played a big role in their estrangement. In an interview with Larry King, Wilder said that he had a daughter and lost her long ago there is no information regarding Katharine's recent life till today. Wilder said that his daughter Katharine has already cut ties with him and she will never forgive him.

Regarding Katharine's ethnicity, she is white, and the celebrity daughter holds an American Nationality. Katharine's father Gene Wilder died at the age of 83 at home Stamford, Connecticut, from the complication of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Note: Katharine Wilder is an adopted daughter of American actor, screenwriter, singer, and author Gene Wilder. Gene Wilder married to Mary Joan Schutz, and Wilder adopted Mary’s daughter Katharine while they were married. Gene and Mary's wedding did not last forever, and the couple went through a tragic divorce after seven years of their married life together. After Wilder had divorced Mary Joan Schutz, Gene Wilder got married two more times. He married Gilda Radner and Karen Webb Boyer as his second and third wife.

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Wilder married Mary Joan Schutz

1960

American actor Gene Wilder and Mary Joan Schutz were dating when Schutz's daughter Katherine started calling him dad. Later Wilder and Mary got married and Wilder adopted Katherine.

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Adopt katherine

1967

According to Gene's book "kiss me Like a Stranger," Gene decided to get married to his girlfriend Mary and adopt Katherine. Sadly Mary and Gene's marriage did not last forever and the couple got divorced after 7 years of marriage.

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Interview with Larry King

2002

In an interview with Larry King,Gene wilder said that he had a daughter and "lost her a long while ago". He said that Katherine was 22 or 23 when he lost her.

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