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Gene Wilder, star of "Willy Wonka," "Blazing Saddles," dead at 83

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Gene Wilder, whose kinky curls and startled blue eyes brought an enduring and frantic air to roles in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Blazing Saddles," died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said.

Gene Wilder, star of "Willy Wonka," "Blazing Saddles," dead at 83

By Reuters | 4 years ago

Tom Mboya, the forgotten visionary in the Barack Obama story

Tom Mboya, the forgotten visionary in the Barack Obama story

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Nzau Musau | 5 years ago

'I too was an envied flower girl'

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Christine Koech | 5 years ago

Remote village where residents risk their lives just to make a phone call

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Dann Okoth | 6 years ago

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