Celebrity's children are prone to get trailed by the media because of their parent's fame. Facing a similar situation is Katharine Wilder, who caught the media attention as the adopted daughter of late American actor Gene Wilder.
Unlike her father, Katharine's personal life is very secretive. But being the adopted daughter of a famous personality, Katharine couldn't hide everything about her life from the media's prying eyes.
Katharine Wilder's Bio - Age, Family
Katharine Wilder has not revealed her date of birth; thus, the information on her age and birthday remains under the wraps.
However, some facts about her family have come to light, i.e., Katharine is the daughter of Mary Joan Schutz, who started dating late Gene Wilder (died at the age of 83) in 1965 after Gene's sister introduced them to one another.
Gene Wilder, whose real name was Jerome Silberman, was an Ameican actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. His best-known works include Bonnie and Clyde, The Producers, Rhinoceros, The Little Prince, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Funny About Love, Alice in Wonderland, Will & Grace, and many more.
Before dating Mary Joan, Gene was previously married to Mary Mercier with whom he divorced in 1965.
After Katharine's mother started dating her boyfriend Gene, Katharine also created a bond with him and started calling him dad. The word, "dad," left a high impact on Gene and decided to do what he felt was the right thing to do.
Gene and Mary tied their wedding knot on 27 October 1967 and Gene adopted Katharine.
Katharine Wilder at her father Gene Wilder's Silver Streak's premiere party on 7 December 1976 (Photo: gettyimages)
Sadly, after seven years of married life, Gene and Katharine's mother split.
When complications started arising on Mary and Gene's married life, Katharine suspected that Gene was having an affair with his Young Frankenstein co-star, Madeline Kahn.
Gene and Mary officially divorced on 24 November 1980. Alongside the divorce, Gene also became estranged from his only adopted daughter, Katharine.
Even today, it seems like Katharine has not forgiven her father. During an interview with New York Daily News, Gene opened up on how much he cared and loved Katharine while talking about Gene's book, Kiss Me Like a Stranger. As per Gene, Katharine was one of the reasons or we can say, inspiration to complete the book.
Unfortunately, Gene died before getting to know whether Katharine read the book or not.
Her Net Worth Today
Unlike Katharine's adoptive father, she has kept everything away from the prying eyes. She has never revealed her career or ever talked in front of the public.
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What Katharine is doing today is not known to the media. She has successfully managed to stay hidden from the public eyes. Not surprisingly, the amount of her net worth remains confined.
However, her late adopted father, who had reached the height of success, had gathered a total net worth of $20 million from his entertainment career.