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Gene Wilder Didn’t Consider Himself the ‘Funny Guy’

Actor Gene Wilder is shown at NBC studios in New York on June 26, 1979. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
Actor Gene Wilder is shown at NBC studios in New York on June 26, 1979. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

LOS ANGELES—Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood’s top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a...




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  • FILE - In this 1975 file photo, Mark David Chapman is seen at Fort Chaffee near Fort Smith, Ark. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday,  Aug. 29, 2016, announced that it has again denied parole to Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed John Lennon, the former Beatle, outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. (AP Photo/Greg Lyuan, File)

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  • The FBI says Joseph Garguilo stockpiled weapons and threatened to attack President Obama and more (US Attorney's Office)

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  • Geneva Smith, 84, was pepper sprayed by a Muskogee police officer in her home on Aug. 7. (YouTube/Fox 23 News)

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  • Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Ore., Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. The Grand Ronde Tribe expects to lose as much as 41 percent of its revenue after a decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the Cowlitz Tribe to build a casino in southwest Washington. A Detroit father was detained by police after he left his two young children were left in a car unattended while he gambled in MotorCity Casino on Aug. 29. (Anna Reed/Statesman-Journal via AP)

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  • Danny Royer, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., prepares to pilot a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos, Calif. on July 25. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

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  • A student from an engineering school attends, on Meudon, west of Paris, overnight on March 16, 2013, the first edition of the Steria Hacking Challenge. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas. Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Mylan Launching Cheaper, Generic Version of EpiPen

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  • Passengers pull their luggage and walk toward Los Angeles International Airport, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport were delayed. A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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  • A pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Sacramento, Calif., on July 8.  Mylan said it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism mounts over the price of its injectable medicine. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Mylan Is Launching Cheaper, Generic Version of EpiPen

    Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that... Read more

  • A San Francisco Police puts up yellow tape to block the entrance to Park Police Station in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2016. San Francisco police were responding about Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, according to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. As officers approached, Hossein Nayeri started running and was caught after a short chase. Officers then went back to the van and found Jonathan Tieu hiding, the sheriff said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Aug.28, 2016, at 9:45 AM EDT shows a developing line of showers and storms forming across the Great Lakes, through the Midwest and into the Central Plains due to a frontal boundary. Look for these storms to intensify during the afternoon hours. Scattered showers and storms continue for areas along the Gulf Coast due to an area of low pressure, while isolated showers and storms can be seen peppered across the Southeast. Tropical Depression Eight can be seen off the coast of South Carolina. This system is expected to strengthen to Tropical Storm strength winds, and slowly move towards the Outer Banks.   (Weather Underground via AP)

    Tropical Depression Could Bring Heavy Rain to North Carolina

    MIAMI—Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina... Read more

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