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Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett

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Also Known As: Died: June 30, 2003
Born: August 31, 1924 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
Made professional debut at the age of 15 at a small hotel in the Catskills (date approximate)
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Served in the Army during World War II
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Returned to NYC and began playing clubs like the Pink Palace in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
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Became a popular headliner in comedy clubs across the country, which led to a starring role in the hit road production of "Call Me Mister" (1946) and eventually a Hollywood contract
1948:
Appeared as part of the constantly changing cast of the DuMont network's comedy-variety issue "School House", based on Gus Edwards' old "School Days" vaudeville routine which had featured such stars-to-be as Georgie Jessel, Groucho Marx and Ray Bolger, among others
1953:
Feature film debut, "Walking My Baby Back Home"
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Appeared on Broadway in "Lunatics and Lovers"; received the Donaldson Award for Best Debut Performance--Male
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Starred as the title character in the NBC sitcom "Stanley", aired live from NYC
1958:
Appeared in the film "God's Little Acre"
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Was a regular on CBS' "The Jackie Gleason Show"
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Contributed regularly to "The Tonight Show" (NBC), starring Jack Paar
1962:
Co-starred in the screen version of the hit Broadway musical "The Music Man"
1963:
Had featured role in the big screen comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"
1964:
Returned to Broadway in "I Had a Ball"
1969:
Co-starred in the Disney comedy "The Love Bug"
1978:
Portrayed comedian Lou Costello in the NBC TV biography "Bud and Lou", opposite Harvey Korman
1980:
Hosted the syndicated version of "You Bet Your Life"
1983:
Headlined own HBO special "Buddy Hackett--Live and Uncensored"; also executive produced
1986:
Starred in second HBO comedy special "Buddy Hackett II--On Stage at Caesar's Atlantic City", again executive producing
1988:
Played Scrooge in the Bill Murray vehicle "Scrooged", a contemporary spin on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
1989:
Provided voice of Scuttle, the silly seagull, in the Disney animated feature "The Little Mermaid"
1992:
Voiced Crabby on the short-lived animated TV series "Fish Police" (CBS)
1996:
Stepped back from live shows when for the first time in his life he experienced stage fright in the form of a sudden dizziness and sense he could not breathe; condition immediately followed gum surgery, which the entertainer believes had something to do with the situation
1998:
Lost out to Jay Mohr in competition to voice "Paulie", the talking parrot; ended up playing smaller role of Artie the pawnbroker
1998:
Honored with the 2,106th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1999:
Co-starred as Mohr's uncle and chaffeur on the Fox series "Action"

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