Peter Ostrum

Peter Ostrum

American actor, singer and songwriter
Peter Gardner Ostrum is an American veterinarian and former child actor, whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.Wikipedia
BornNovember 1, 1957
HometownDallas, Texas, United States
SpouseLoretta M. Lepkowski
ChildrenHelenka Ostrum , Leif Ostrum

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What Happened to ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’ Actor Peter Ostrum? Why He Left Hollywood

  • At 12 years old, Peter Ostrum was selected to play kind-hearted Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Though he rose to prominence from his portrayal in the Gene Wilder-led fantasy film, he opted to leave Hollywood soon after. Find out what happened to the former child star and get details on where...


The original cast of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' look back at the film 50 years later

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory turns 50 years old on June 30! The original cast spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about their favorite memories of Gene Wilder, where they think their characters ended up, and what they think of Timothée Chalamet who was recently cast as the younger iteration of chocolate-factory owner Willy Wonka, in a prequel to the hit film.
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