Buck Henry Wiki
Henry Zuckerman (December 9, 1930 – January 8, 2020), credited as Buck Henry, was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate and in 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait alongside Warren Beatty. His long career began on television with work on shows with Steve Allen in The New Steve Allen Show (1961). He went on to co-create Get Smart (1965-1970) with Mel Brooks and hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times from 1976 to 1980. He later guest-starred in shows such as Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock.
Buck Henry Age
He was 89 Year Old.
Buck Henry Education & Career
Henry attended The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) and Dartmouth College, where he met Bob Rafelson, and also worked on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine.
From 1959 to 1962, as part of an elaborate hoax by comedian Alan Abel, he made public appearances as G. Clifford Prout, the quietly outraged president of the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, who presented his point of view on talk shows. The character of Prout, who wished to clothe all animals in order to prevent their ‘indecency’, was often presented as an eccentric but was otherwise taken seriously by the broadcasters who interviewed him. ‘Prout’ received many letters of support from TV viewers, and even some unsolicited monetary donations—all of which were invariably returned, as neither Henry nor Abel (who had no intention of following through on the Society’s stated aims) wanted to be accused of raising money fraudulently.
Buck Henry Death & Cause
Henry died at Cedars-Sinai Health Center in Los Angeles with his wife by his bed, one of his relatives confirmed. Following the sad news, stars like Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt and producer Judd Apatow have paid tribute to the filmmaker.
Writing on Twitter, actor and comedian Silverman shared a vintage snap of Henry alongside the simple message: “Oh man. RIP Bucky Henry.”
Oh man. RIP Buck Henry. pic.twitter.com/OTPegK2TWD
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 9, 2020
Henry died from a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles