Gene Wilder: A Remembrance

Gene Wilder publicity photo, 1970 (public domain)

Gene Wilder publicity photo, 1970 (public domain)

It’s never easy to say goodbye to a friend. Gene Wilder was a friend to many the world over, who were familiar with his zany genius starring in such classic films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and so many more.

He too was a friend to the Los Angeles music scoring community, whose members created the music to a majority of his most beloved films.

Wilder left us peacefully, at his home surrounded by loved ones, on August 28, 2016, at the age of 83. Read his obituary here.

Following is a sampling of Gene Wilder films, with composer and release year, scored by AFM Local 47 musicians here in Los Angeles:

Bonnie and Clyde
Charles Strouse, 1967

The Producers
John Morris, 1968

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Mundell Lowe, 1972

The Scarecrow
Mundell Lowe, 1972

Blazing Saddles
John Morris, 1974

Thursday’s Game
Billy Goldenberg, 1974

Young Frankenstein
John Morris, 1974

Silver Streak
Henry Mancini, 1976

Stir Crazy
Tom Scott, 1980

Hanky Panky
Tom Scott, 1982

The Woman in Red
John Morris, 1984

See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Stewart Copeland, 1989

Funny About Love
Miles Goodman, 1990

The Lady in Question
Miles Goodman, 1999

If you performed on any of these scores and would like to share a story, email overture@afm47.org. Contact info@listen-la.com to add a title to this list.

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