Comedian and actor Wilder Gene, best known for playing the titular role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away recently. As a tribute to his historic role, we decided to pay Wilder Gene a tribute with this 25 secrets about Willy Wonka that you didn’t know.
The payment of the child actors
The child actors earned $500 every week on set. Along with that, they earned residual checks when the movie would air on the television channels.