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Actor Gene Wilder battles lymphoma in New York hospital

Published Sep. 26, 2005

Comic actor Gene Wilder, devastated by the death of wife Gilda Radner from cancer in 1989, is battling the disease himself. The frizzy-haired star of the 1970s comedies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein is being treated at Manhattan Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to prevent a recurrence of lymphoma, the hospital said Friday. Wilder, 64, was diagnosed with the disease last year. The hospital gave no further details. Calls to Wilder's representatives were not immediately returned. Radner, Wilder's third wife and one of the original Saturday Night Live stars, died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Wilder has since remarried. In 1993, he opened Gilda's Club _ a support center in New York City for cancer patients and their families _ in her memory.

"Star Trek's' Scotty, turning 80,

and wife expect baby girl in April

Star Trek actor James Doohan is getting ready to beam up a baby girl just weeks after his 80th birthday. Doohan and his wife, Wende, are expecting their first daughter April 1, Doohan's agent Steven Stevens said Friday. Doohan, who played Scotty the engineer on the original series, turns 80 on March 3. Doohan and his 44-year-old wife have two sons, 21 and 23. The couple were not trying to get pregnant, Stevens said. They live near Seattle.

_ Compiled from Times wires.