Denise Nickerson As 'Willy Wonka's Doomed And Bratty Violet Beauregarde

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Denise Nickerson, who died in 2019, will always be remembered as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), but her performance as the doomed brat wasn't her first nor her last acting gig. Like so many other child actors, Denise Nickerson was initially on the fast track to stardom at the beginning of her acting career. She appeared on TV shows in the late 60’s including the long-running drama The Doctors. She was also cast on a television pilot called Rome Sweet Rome with Bill Bixby that never went anywhere.