Obituary of Buffalo Bob Smith

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Buffalo Bob Smith

Robert Emil Schmidt aka Buffalo Bob Smith (born November 27, 1917 in Buffalo, New York) was a TV personality and puppeteer who was best known for his persona as Buffalo Bob who was the host of the 1947-1960 children’s show, “Howdy Doody.” Bob died on July 30, 1998 and his death was because of cancer. He died at age 80.

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Buffalo Bob Smith Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Schmidt, Robert
    • Common Name: Buffalo Bob Smith
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
    • Birth Date: November 27, 1917
    • Age: 80 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Buffalo Bob
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1943-1998
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Purple (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Robert's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Robert Emil Schmidt
    • Father: Emil H. Schmidt
    • Mother: Emma Kuehn Schmidt
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Mildred Metz (married November 28, 1940-1998, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Christopher Smith
      • Ronald Smith
      • Robin Smith

Death Notice:

  • Date: July 30 1998 at age 80
  • Place: Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
  • Cause of Death: Cancer
  • Interment: Buried at Pinecrest Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States

Category Tags:

TV PersonalityPuppeteer American Born on November 27th Born in 1917 Born in New York Died in 1998 Died at age 80 Died from Cancer

Robert's Notable Roles:

  • Howdy Doody

Quotable Quotes:

"[on Howdy Doody (1954)] We do constructive things. We talk about safety and good manners and encourage the kids to go to their place of worship on Sunday. And the show is an emotional outlet for children. They like to see Clarabell chase me with a seltzer bottle because it's something they'd like to do." (IMDB)

"Robert Schmidt's legacy will be remembered for generations to come, as his life was filled with unwavering determination, selflessness, and kindness that touched the hearts of all who knew him. (V)"

Is Mr. Robert Schmidt still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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