Gilda Radner, left, and Gene Wilder are shown in a scene from the film “Hanky Panky,” directed by Sidney Poitier, Aug. 27, 1981.
Wilder was married four times. While making the generally forgettable film, Wilder fell in love with co-star Radner. They were married in 1984, and co-starred in two Wilder-penned films: “The Lady in Red” and “Haunted Honeymoon.” Radner died of cancer in 1989.
After Radner, his third wife, died of ovarian cancer in 1989, Wilder spent much of his time after promoting cancer research and opened a support facility for cancer patients. In 1991, he testified before Congress about the need for increased testing for cancer. That same year, he appeared in his final film role: “Another You” with Pryor.