Denise Nickerson

Apr 1, 1957 – Jul 10, 2019 (Age 62)


Denise Nickerson was a former child actress best known for playing Violet Beauregarde, the gum-chewer who turns into a blueberry, in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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I thought she played a role as a child in Dark Shadows series in 60s-70s?

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Sorry for your loss during this difficult time. May God be with you..❤

Our deepest condolences with the loss of Denise. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Denise and I were close in age, and she gave me hope as a 9/10 year old that dreams really do come true. Loved her in Dark Shadows the most. Then Willy Wonka! Thank, Denise, for all the joy you gave!

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Deepest condolences to Denise's family. She was a wonderful actress; I enjoyed watching her in Dark Shadows and her many other appearances.

I grew up watching Dark Shadows between 1966 and 1971. Denise was a great asset to the show. I loved every scene she was in. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends. God has a beautiful new angel.