Mel Brooks

Provided by Mark Dawidziak

Everything he needed to know he learned from "The Twilight Zone " created by Rod Serling…. And most everything that Serling needed to know, he learned as a young writer in Southwestern Ohio.

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Of all his memorable movies roles – and Gene Wilder had many – my favorite was Wilder as the washed-up Waco kid gunslinger in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles."

So why "Blazing Saddles," when news reports about his death today at age 83 from complications with Alzheimer's disease mention "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein, "Stir Crazy," "Bonny and Clyde," "Silver Streak" or "The Woman In Red" with his wife, Gilda Radner?