'Willy Wonka' director Mel Stuart dies at age 83
Stuart did not film many feature films, but two of his are quite famous. His 1969 Golde Globe-nominated romantic comedy "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" stars Ian McShane ("Deadwood") as a British tour guide who takes a group of Americans on an 18-day tour of Europe and along the way has an affair with one of his clients, played by Suzanne Pleshette.
And of course, no one can forget the 1971 adaptation of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" starring Gene Wilder. We like to imagine Stuart floating down the chocolate river to a rousing rendition of "Pure Imagination."