Remembering outsize cultural figures who died in 2016 through a sampling of their bon mots, song lyrics and more.
Mr. Wilder’s neurotic comic persona added a special edge to numerous hits, including “Blazing Saddles” and “Stir Crazy.”
Mr. Wilder doesn’t have many comedy descendants. He was too much of an original to copy.
When he turned the freakout dial down to zero, he ruled the screen with quietude, as the great comic actors do.