Stars of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ celebrate 50 years

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A classic children’s film set in a “world of pure imagination” is celebrating a big anniversary.

The original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” starring the late Gene Wilder and a cast of then unknown kids, was released 50 years ago this week.

For the anniversary, WGN’s Dean Richards caught up with the cast for an interview.

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