Actor Gene Wilder, who entertained audiences with his performances in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Producers and Blazing Saddles, died Monday. He was 83 years old. Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491944275/491977215" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jollof rice is the celebration dish of West Africa. At its basic, it includes rice, tomatoes, onions and chili peppers. But there are a zillion variations, depending on your country of origin, and the friendly rivalry can get intense over which version reigns supreme. Matthew Mead/AP hide caption

toggle caption Matthew Mead/AP

Artist Noah Davis founded The Underground Museum to bring world-class art to a neighborhood in Los Angeles — for free. He was just 32 years old when he died from cancer in 2015. Ed Templeton/The Underground Museum hide caption

toggle caption Ed Templeton/The Underground Museum

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491843106/491848126" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gene Wilder's Nephew Remembers Late Actor Who Starred In 'Willy Wonka'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491856240/491856241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Thomas Edison (from left), Luther Burbank and Henry Ford. Two are still world-famous; the guy in the middle brought us many crop experiments, including the Himalayan blackberry that's now inescapable in Seattle. New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library hide caption

toggle caption New York Botanical Garden/LuEsther T. Mertz Library/Biodiversity Heritage Library

Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in 1971. Wilder died Monday at 83. Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Gene Wilder's Nephew On The Actor's Comedic Talent And Alzheimer's Diagnosis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491847509/491879389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491800907/491828920" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In the 1980s and 1990s, Ross was a fixture on PBS. The Joy of Painting invited viewers to watch over Ross' shoulder as he created small masterpieces in under 30 minutes. Bob Ross Inc. hide caption

toggle caption Bob Ross Inc.

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/490923502/491770376" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

People participate in the annual Afropunk Music festival on August 27, 2016 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

AfroPunk Acts To Free Your Mind And Your ... Ears

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491704798/491704945" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Actress Constance Zimmer attends the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Mike Windle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mike Windle/Getty Images

First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491630172/491699670" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491699637/491699638" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491699595/491699596" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491699644/491699645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Invincible Iron Man — featuring the debut of a new hero, Riri Williams — is one five books Marvel is using to promote science, math, and arts disciplines through a series of covers. Courtesy of Marvel hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Marvel

Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491647613/491647614" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Kingdom of Speech is Tom Wolfe's first book of nonfiction in 16 years. Mark Seliger hide caption

toggle caption Mark Seliger

In Tom Wolfe's 'Kingdom,' Speech Is The One Weird Trick

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491492977/491613593" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript