Actress Denise Nickerson, who played the role of Violet in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” has been hospitalized following a stroke.
Nickerson is reportedly in critical condition and is being treated in the ICU. She is expected to undergo a procedure later today. Her family has been raising funds to help pay for her medical expenses as well as other costs.
In addition to “Willy Wonka,” Nickerson was a regular on “The Electric Company” and “Dark Shadows.”