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'Willy Wonka' Star

That Movie Gave Me

13 Cavities!!!

5/26/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The actress who played gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the original "Willy Wonka" movie says she went through so much sugary stuff on the set ... she got 13 CAVITIES because of the flick. 

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54-year-old former child actress Denise Nickerson claims she blazed through "cartons and cartons and cartons" of Bazooka gum while shooting the 1971 classic ... and ended up with a mouthful of rotting teeth.

The lesson here -- always chew sugarless, kids!

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1.

Victoria    

Should have brushed her teeth.

1156 days ago
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Marisa    

I don't think it was the candy that gave her cavities, but the fact that she didn't brush her teeth.

1156 days ago
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MD    

She waited 40 years to tell this story? Who really cares! Take a hike woman, your 15 minutes expired 40 years ago!!

1156 days ago
4.

Gizmo    

Yeah she should have brushed & flossed, & used a tongue scraper. Oh wait there werent any back then.

1156 days ago
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GOLDENCHILD67    

should have brushed your teeth....it wasnt the show that gave you your cavaties its because your ugly,ugly,ugly so go away your 15 minutes of fame are gone just like your teeth

1156 days ago
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Criss    

Some dumb kid didn't brush her teeth forty years ago and we're supposed to care about this why?

1156 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

"MD 8 minutes ago
She waited 40 years to tell this story? Who really cares! Take a hike woman, your 15 minutes expired 40 years ago!!"
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someone with a TMZ camera probably recognized her and asked her about making the movie and this is a story she had from it. Not that big of a deal. Its not like every story on this website needs to be earth ****tering.

1155 days ago
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Oval Beach    

Well at least she survived the "blueberry" squeezing...I always wondered if she survived that. Good to see that she is no longer blue.

1155 days ago
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John    

Yeah, right. It doesn't happen that quickly. Brush your teeth.

1155 days ago
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two cents    

Where was her mother? Never heard of a toothbrush? Didn't mind all that gum chewing when she was raking in a paycheck though, right? Spare me.

1155 days ago
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Elle0375    

Wow, that's totally RANDOM tmz....this story is relevant how?

1155 days ago
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Kathy    

Why is this story on TMZ--Better yet, why am I writing a comment about it?!

1155 days ago
13.

croc    

she's stupid just for saying this.
she couldnt think of ANYTHING else?
gee, wonder if she blames her zits on the candy too.

1155 days ago
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Chelle    

I am filing this under, "I DON'T REALLY CARE". Besides, I hated her character. ;-)

1155 days ago
15.

NoKidding    

She looks like Sarah Palin lol

1155 days ago
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