Buck Henry

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Buck Henry Zuckerman
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/09/1930, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Writer; actor
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Buck Henry Fast Facts:
  • Was drafted after college and spent several years touring Germany.
  • Co-created the TV show Get Smart with Mel Brooks.
  • Met his wife Sally when she worked as Mike Nichols' secretary.
  • The first person to host Saturday Night Live five times. 
  • Co-directed 1978's Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty, becoming the second duo to be nominated for Best Director in Oscar history.
  • Buck Henry Relationships:
  • Sally Henry - Wife
  • Ruth Taylor - Mother
  • Paul Stuart Zuckerman - Father
  • Buck Henry Awards:
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1967 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy - Winner
  • 1968 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Screenplay - Winner
  • 1967 Oscar: Best Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium) - Nominee
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy - Nominee
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee
  • College:
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (1952)

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