Director Mel Stuart passed away Thursday night. He was 83.
Stuart is best known for his 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which starred Gene Wilder as the oddball chocolatier. Despite its poor return at the box office, the film went on to become a cult classic, inspiring a generation of kids and adults with its memorable songs and colorful visuals.
Before the movie was released in theaters… Continue reading Mel Stuart Dead: 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory' Director Dies At 83