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Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregarde in 'Willy Wonka,' dead at 62

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Nickerson portrayed the gum-obsessed, self-centered Violet opposite Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
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‘Willy Wonka' Star Denise Nickerson, aka Violet Beauregarde, Has Died

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Nickerson's onscreen credits included “Dark Shadows” and “The Electric Company”-but she'll always be remembered as the beloved, loud-mouthed Junior World Champion Gum Chewer.
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‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' actress Denise Nickerson dies at 62

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Denise Nickerson, who memorably portrayed Violet Beauregarde in the classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” has died at 62. Her family shared the sad news in a short post on Facebook early Thursday. “She's gone,” they wrote. Her family had announced Tuesday that Nickerson suffered a “major...
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Denise Nickerson, Violet in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' has died

Denise Nickerson, Violet in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' has died

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The 62-year-old had a massive stroke a year ago.
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Denise Nickerson, Violet in ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' has died

5 days ago   |   By

Actress Denise Nickerson, best known for her role as chatty gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde in 1971's "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," has died, according to multiple reports citing a Facebook post from her family.
She was 62.
Her son and daughter-in-law have said Nickerson suffered a stroke last year from which she had been unable to fully recover, according to their public family Facebook page .
CNN has attempted to reach her family.
Nickerson's last acting credit was in 1978. Prior to her exit from Hollywood, she appeared in "The Brady Bunch" and the cult television series "Dark...
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