Know Katharine Wilder – Gene Wilder And Mary Joan Schutz's Daughter
Katharine Wilder is the celebrity baby of the late actor Gene Wilder and his ex wife, Mary Joan Schutz. She was born to Mary Joan from her previous relationship.
The name "Katharine" is a Greek name which means "Pure".
Katharine Wilder has the net worth of $1.5 million. She earned her wealth through her career as a theater actress.
Parents Net Worth Before Death
Katharine's father, Gene Wilder had a $20 million dollar worth while he was alive. He accumulated his riches from his multiple career as an actor, author, director and a producer.
Katharine's mother, Mary Joan Schutz has the net worth of $200,000 earned as a businesswoman.
Parents Relationship Before Death
Katharine Wilder's parents, Gene and Mary, met through Gene's sister who was Mary's friend. Gene started dating Mary a few months after he divorced his first wife, Mary Mercier and got married to Mary on October 27, 1967.
Adopted By Her Father
Seeing how close Katharine and Gene were, it was very hard to believe that Kathy apparently wasn't Wilder's biological daughter.
She actually was adopted by her papa who married her mother back in 1967. She used to call Gene "dad" since he and Mary were dating, so he thought it was only natural to marry Mary and adopt the baby.
He also wanted Katherine to feel like she was a part of his own family, so he got her last name changed to Wilder.
Fallen Relationship With Dad
Katherine and Gene had the perfect relationship but after her father, Gene was accused of having an extra marital affair with one of his co-stars, Mary filed a divorce.
The divorce process obviously affected his relationship with his little girl and they parted ways. Katherine cut all ties off with Gene after her parents spit.
Gene, reportedly tried to make amends with her but she did not bulge. He even wrote books dedicating it to her- hoping she will read it, but before things could get better between the father-daughter duo, actor Gene passed away in 2016, battling Alzheimer.
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