TMZ is reporting he actress who played Violet Beauregard in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory recently suffered a stroke that’s left her in critical condition.
Sources close to the family say Denise Nickerson is in the ICU, but are adamant — she is a fighter. Denise will be having a procedure later Wednesday.
Our sources say she’s had a pacemaker put in and is being fed through feeding tubes.’
In addition to being the girl that blew up into a giant blueberry, Nickerson is also famous for appearing on The Electric Company, Dark Shadows, and an episode of The Brady Bunch.
Her family says they are currently in dire straights ad are selling autographed pictures to help cover the hospital costs. You can check out the Facebook page here to help.