Katharine Wilder is the only daughter of the famous Hollywood actor Gene Wilder. She was adopted by Gene in the year 1967 as he married her mother Mary Joan Schutz. Katherine, however, is not the biological daughter of Wilder. Katherine had an estranged relationship with her father, as a matter of fact, she cut all ties with him.
As in Gene Wilder’s memoirs about his personal life he has talked about the relationship with Katharine and how he broke her heart. Let’s find out more facts about Katharine Wilder.
Caption: Katherine with Gene Wilder
Katharine Wilder: early life, career, and nationality
Katharine Wilder’s birthdate is not known as there is little information about her past life unless it involves her father Gene Wilde. Katherine was born to her mother Mary Joan Schutz but the identity of her biological father is still unknown. In Gene Wilder’s book “Kiss Me Like a Stranger,” he has talked about how he decided to marry Mary Joan and adopt her daughter from the previous marriage, Katharine when she began calling Gene, ‘dad’.
Caption: Katherine with her father
Katharine’s mother Mary Joan and Gene were married for seven long years. However, their marriage ended in a divorce after Mary’s speculations about him dating his co-star. Katharine also thought her father was having an affair which his relationship with his daughter was estranged. Gene confessed he lost Katharine a long time ago while at an interview stating it as a sad story. In an interview, Gene said that his daughter would never read his books as she never forgave Gene and cut all ties with him. Gene said, “If she does (read my book), I hope it will explain some things she didn’t want to understand.”
Katharine Wilder: boyfriend and personal life
Katharine Wilder is now a long lost name who never came back to her father or the media. As Gene has mentioned that at her age of 22 or 23, she broke all ties with him, we can guess she might already be in her 40s. There is no such background that can trace whereabouts of Wilder’s estranged daughter. She might be already married now but we do not have any information to prove that yet.
Katharine Wilder: net worth
Katharine Wilder the only child Gene Wilder ever had was troubled because of her parents’ broken relationship. Gene until his last few years of life tried reconciling with his daughter but she never came back. He explains the whole experience as a very sad event of his life. Katharine never had a change of heart even until Gene’s death. Caption: Father and daughter having dinner
Katharine Wilder’s father had a net worth of $20 million without any successor to claim the money. Though Katharine was a legal successor to her father’s net worth she did not bother claiming her right in his properties.