Obituary of Buddy Hackett

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Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker on August 31, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York) was a film actor, comedian, and singer who was best known for his movies. His roles include playing Marcellus Washburn in “The Music Man”, Benjy Benjamin in “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” Tennessee Steinmetz in “The Love Bug,” and the voice of Scuttle in “The Little Mermaid.” Buddy died on June 30, 2003 and his death was because of heart disease. He died at age 78.

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Buddy Hackett Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Hackett, Buddy
    • Common Name: Buddy Hackett
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • Birth Date: August 31, 1924
    • Age: 78 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Bud, Leon
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1950-2000

    • Religion: Jewish
    • Net Worth: $10 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Breyers Ice Cream
    • Favorite Color: Violet (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Buddy's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Leonard Hacker
    • Father: Philip Hacker
    • Mother: Anna Hacker (née Geller)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Sherry Cohen (married 1955-2003, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Sandy Hackett
    • Daughter(s):
      • Ivy Julie Hackett
      • Lisa Jean Hackett
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Death Notice:

  • Date: June 30, 2003
  • Place: Malibu, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Heart disease (related complications)
  • Interment: Cremated and his ashes were given to family

Category Tags:

Film ActorComedian Singer American Born on August 31st Born in 1924 Born in New YorkDied in 2003Died from Heart disease

Buddy's Notable Roles:

  • The Music Man
  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
  • The Love Bug
  • The Little Mermaid

Quotable Quotes:

"[on the late sportscaster Howard Cosell] There have always been mixed emotions about Howard Cosell: Some people hate him like poison; and other people just hate him regular. (IMDB)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2022-10-30 00:33:03
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