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From today’s @cbssundaymorning: And now a page from our "Sunday Morning" Almanac: May 20th, 1989, 29 years ago today … a sad day for the world of comedy.

For that was the day Gilda Radner died of cancer.

A college drop-out with a gift for comedy, she landed a spot in 1975 on the original cast of "Saturday Night Live." There she created such memorable characters as erratic advice maven Roseanne Roseanadana and clueless gadfly Emily Litella.

She left "Saturday Night Live" in 1980 to pursue a film career, and in 1984 married fellow comic Gene Wilder.

Gilda Radner was just 42 when she died, but that was not the end of her story.

She gave her name to Gilda's Club, a network of supportive gathering places for cancer patients, founded by Wilder and others, including Radner's cancer psychotherapist Joanna Bull: "I don't think anyone really understands the loneliness of cancer like someone who has it, someone who is going through it," said Bull.

With our own Charles Osgood back in 1996, "Sunday Morning" got a look inside the New York City Gilda's Club.
And we heard what Wilder told a fundraiser back then about the words he said Radner told him in a dream: "I miss you all and I'm proud of all of you for helping to create this great thing in my honor." We hope we're continuing to make you proud, Gilda, as we work to serve families affected by cancer. Your spirit lives on in all that we do.

#HappyDeathDay to Gilda Radner
(June 28, 1946 Detroit, MI - May 20, 1989 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Gilda Susan Radner, actress & the very first comedian to be chosen for the Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast of the then-brand new TV show Saturday Night Live, passed away at only 42 of stage IV ovarian cancer. She is buried at Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford, CT.
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-Gilda ended up in Canada after following her sculptor boyfriend to Toronto, where she debuted in Godspell. She then joined Second City which led to National Lampoon Radio.
-She based her SNL character Emily Litella on her childhood nanny, Elizabeth "Dibby" Clementine Gillies.
-She met her husband, Gene Wilder, on the set of the film Hanky Panky.
-After her death, Gene started an organization called Gilda's Club which provides services, education & support to those suffering from cancer, along with their families & friends. .
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#death #deathiversary #gildaradner #genewilder #comedian #actress #snl #hankypanky #thewomaninred #hauntedhoneymoon #gildasclub

I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 😍
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#charlieandthechocolatefactory #genewilder #roalddahl

Gotta make another Gene

“Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination. Take a look, and you’ll see, into your imagination.” #sundayvibes #marimba #vibe #pureimagination #genewilder

I’m obsessed 💕 when you say this and your friend knows exactly where it’s from! @foreverafton #willywonkaandthechocolatefactory #genewilder

29 years ago #gildaradner succumbed to ovarian cancer. Now we have @gildasclub_southjersey to bring awareness to #ovariancancer we miss your humor and your amazing skits on @nbcsnl #rememberinggildaradner #gildaradner #genewilder #iconic

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.

#throwback to the time I got to #perform as the #indomitable @official_lady_bunny spun... went from #wonka in honor of #genewilder to #trump and #security had to remove a #socalled #drag #queen from the #club... OY VEY! Styled and beat by the FABULOUS House of Mojica! (@orestesde and @edwin88pr )
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#clown #laughtilyapee #odd #purple #hair #color #makeup #tophat #lights #miami #gay #gayboy #gayman #queer #willywonka #funny #rpdr #dragu #weird

Mel Brooks. Period.
Mel Brooks, comma, was a comedic genius.
Mel Brooks; semi-colon; acted, wrote, directed, and produced Films that were nothing short of hilarious comedies poking fun at non-hilarious Films.
Mel Brooks: colon: ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘High Anxiety’ are two choice selections that epitomize this great Man’s talent.
In ‘High Anxiety’ Brooks targets Hitchcock Films, re-fashioning famous scenes from Alfred’s most popular titles(Psycho, The Birds, North By Northwest...)into hallmark comedy sketches. There is also a complimentary nod to Antonioni(Blow-Up),— you’ll instantly recognize that scene!
Too bad the Film wasn’t being released today, Louis Vuitton would be ecstatic over one particular scene [in the park].
Mental Institutions are also grateful for a bit of advice from this Film; changing drapes in the neurotic game room can make all the difference in the world!
‘Young Frankenstein’ Oh!- pardon, the name is ‘Franck-in-steen!’ Talk about an inside joke!— Mel’s heritage always came out on paper.
What has made Mel’s Films so legendary, besides the brilliant scripts, were the casting decisions,— Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Harvey Korman and many other notable comedians who were capable of slaying an audience with a single line.
Mel Brooks, Visual Storyteller! Exclamation Mark!
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Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate tycoon, was at heart a kind and simple mentally challenged man from Alabama.
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Let take a moment to #pray for the #children who were #mutilated in his factory.
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#WillyWonka #GeneWilder #Alabama #Chocolate #Candy #ChocolateFactory #MissingChildren #RoaldDahl #quote #Satire #film #moviequotes #badlymisattributedquotes #TomHanks #ForestGump

I'm a Life Long Saturday Night Live Fan and even tho I was too young to remember her well, I understand exactly what she meant and still means to all that loved her... In these last couple of decades not one person has even come close to her and that is why it makes it all the more sad that she is gone... On May 20, 1989, 29 years ago today Comedic Genius Gilda Radner succumbed to Ovarian Cancer... she was just 42 years old... God Bless Her Memory... May all she left her live forever... #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #anelephantnvr4gets #history #historymatters #historygeek #historygirl #historynerd  #onthisdayinhollywoodhistory #onthisdayinhollywood #thegoldenageofhollywood #legend #onthisdayinsnlhistory
#saturdaynightlive #snl #saturdaynightlivehistory #gildaradner #rememberinggildaradner #roseannadana #thankyougildaradner #gildaradnerremembered #ovariancancerawareness #comedicgenius #comedicrockstar #comedicicons #genewilder

There. See? Completely unharmed 🍭🍫

#obsessions that last #gem I found in the free bin #thankyougod I couldn’t have survived without it on top of the short love stories by the man himself #genewilder 🙌🏼🙌🏼 this cold heart is full af rn 😹😻

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