“Forgotten Hollywood”- Buck Smart…

Posted on January 8, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Buck Henry was an actor, screenwriter, and director. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award; 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate, 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait. Henry’s long career started on television  with work on shows with Steve Allen and Mel Brooks, and on Saturday Night Live. Buck Henry (right) was the face and the written word of comedy for generations.

“`Buck began his journey as a cast member in topical variety shows, most notably, on That Was the Week That Was.  Brooks collaborated with the comedian to develop a sitcom satirizing the James Bond franchise. Get Smart ran for five seasons. Captain Nice was a short-lived but cult classic that was written by Henry. His edgy comedy played well on late night television. Buck would host Saturday Night Live ten times.

“`On the big screen, Henry co-starred in memorable comedies, including The Graduate, Catch-22, The Owl and the Pussycat, Eating Raoul, and Grumpy Old Men. He also received writing credits for the first three mentioned, plus on What’s Up Doc?.

“`A prolific figure in the field of comedy, Buck Henry was eighty-nine.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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