Listings include actors that have played the characters in various media. In the novels and films, Willy Wonka is the eccentric owner of the world's largest candy factory, making candy and chocolate. Wonka holds a contest, hiding 5 Golden Tickets within the wrappers of his chocolate bars, promising their finders a tour of his factory and a lifelong supply of his creations. Wonka has a black goatee and "marvelously" bright eyes, a high and "flutey" voice, a face "alight of fun and laughter", and quick little jerky movements "like a squirrel". He is enthusiastic, talkative, friendly and charming, but is sometimes insensitive and has been given to glossing self-criticism. While his personality remains generally the same as in the original, he is more melancholy here, and frequently quotes books and poems, including William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet "Is it my soul that calls upon my name?
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Nickerson's son, Josh, and his wife, Jasmine, announced on Facebook that she had died, writing, "She's gone. Nickerson suffered a stroke in June and a massive seizure Tuesday after complications from pneumonia, her family had said. She entered a "coma-like state" and could not be saved, they said. Early Wednesday, the family decided to take her off anti-seizure medication and an oxygen pump because "none of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable. In June of , her son and his wife posted pictures of Nickerson blowing bubbles from a blue unicorn bubble machine, while wearing a colorful umbrella hat. In an iconic scene, her character swells up to resemble a giant blueberry after trying a new Wonka-created gum, as her father exclaims "Violet, you're turning violet, Violet. Nickerson also had roles in "Dark Shadows," and other television shows and movies throughout the s and the s before retiring.
Violet Beauregarde is one of the five children who won a Golden Ticket in the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She chews gum to keep her concentration. Violet Beauregarde has been described in the novel as a "beastly girl.