Entertainment Woman who starred as Violet on 'Willy Wonka' suffers stroke, in ICU

05:02  12 july  2018
05:02  12 july  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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An actress who appeared in the original “ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” has suffered a stroke and is currently in critical condition TMZ first reported that actress Denise Nickerson, 61, known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film is currently in the intensive care unit ( ICU )

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Denise Nickerson sitting at a table with a plate of food: Denise Nickerson attends the 40th Anniversary of © Marion Curtis/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock Denise Nickerson attends the 40th Anniversary of "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" in New York City on Oct. 18, 2011.

Denise Nickerson, the actress who famously played Violet in "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," is in critical condition after suffering a stroke.

In late June, a Facebook group was started to help support the former actress.

According to TMZ, Denise is in the intensive care unit and has had a pacemaker put in. She is being fed through feeding tubes.

Denise's daughter-in-law wrote on Facebook that the former actress' vitals are "normalized, however she began reacting negatively. Visibly unhappy. Really agitated. Twitching. Thrashing so much she bruised her hands and wrists on her restraints."

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Violet from ' Willy Wonka ' Denise Nickerson Suffers Stroke Sources close to the family say Denise is in the ICU , but are adamant -- she is a fighter. Denise will be having a procedure later Wednesday.

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"She is a fighter," a source told TMZ, adding that a procedure would be done on July 11 in Colorado.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Denise Nickerson in © Wolper/Warner Bros/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Denise Nickerson in "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" in 1971.

The group, created by a family member, raised nearly $2,492 to help pay for hospital bills, nearly $1,000 more than its goal of raising $1,500. To help raise money, TMZ pointed out that the group was offering autographed items for cash.

Denise was a regular character on "Dark Shadows" and "The Electric Company." However, she is best known for the legendary scene in "Willy Wonka" in which her character turns into a blueberry.

She left acting in 1978 to become a nurse.

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