'Willy Wonka' Actress Denise Nickerson Dead at 62
'Willy Wonka' Actress Denise Nickerson Dead at 62 Nickerson was best known for playing bratty Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film, 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.'
Her family announced her death on Facebook Wednesday night.
Nickerson suffered a stroke last year and had been receiving constant care at home.
Her son, Josh, announced that she was being taken off of life support on Wednesday, which resulted in her death.
Nickerson's first major acting role was on the TV show, 'Dark Shadows.'
She appeared in a handful of other movies and series in the '70s.
According to her family, Nickerson most recently worked as a receptionist at a doctor's office.