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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 December 1930New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBuck Henry Zuckerman

Mini Bio (1)

Buck Henry was born on December 9, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Buck Henry Zuckerman. He is a writer and actor, known for The Graduate (1967), Get Smart (2008) and To Die For (1995). He is married to Sally.

Spouse (1)

Sally (? - present)

Trivia (14)

Screenwriter/actor.
(1950s) He played the part of G. Clifford Prout Jr., president of the hoax organisation, the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals (SINA).
He is the founding member of Saturday Night Live (1975)'s "Five Timers Club", and has hosted the show 10 times.
As a young actor, he toured in regional stage version of "Life With Father".
Was member of an improvisationl theater group, The Premise, in Greenwich Village, early 1960s, along with George Segal.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 212-213. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Selected to be the Guest Director for the 31st annual Telluride Film Festival (www.telluridefilmfestival.com) September 3 - September 6, 2004.
He became friends with Heather Robinson on-line several years ago and is now supervising a television sitcom she has co-created.
Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award).
The producers of Saturday Night Live (1975) would almost always include a Samurai sketch when he hosted. On one episode, John Belushi accidentally cut him near the eyebrow with his Samurai sword. As a tribute to this on-air injury, the rest of the cast wore bandages over their eyebrows.
Only son of Paul Steinberg Zuckerman (1899-1966), a retired US Air Force Brigadier General who became a Wall Street broker, and actress Ruth Taylor (1905-1984), a Mack Sennett "Bathing Beauty" who starred as Lorelei Lee in the original silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928).
Went to boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he worked on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine.
Appearing in off-Broadway play, "Mother". [July 2009]
Directed three actors in Oscar nominated performances: Warren Beatty, Jack Warden and Dyan Cannon, all of them in Heaven Can Wait (1978).

Personal Quotes (2)

[about President George W. Bush] We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
[about writer Edward Adler, a longtime friend] He was the most lovable guy I guess I ever met in my life. I don't know anyone who knew Eddie that didn't want to protect him, because he always seemed like an innocent. Eddie was a great example of someone who always lived close to the ground, so to speak. He wandered through life with his eye and his ear on a kind of New York that doesn't exist anymore.

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