In the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film adaption, Denise Nickerson, the young star who played Violet Beauregarde in the Gene Wilder-starring movie,

He was born on April 1, 1957, in New York City to the parents of Flo Nickerson and Fred Nickerson; Flo was a clerk and Fred was a mailman.

In 1976, while crossing the street, Nickerson was struck by a car and required an eight-month stay in a cast for his entire leg.

Denise Nickerson Cause of Death