Buck Henry Celebrity Watchlist

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.

Awards

  • 1968, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
  • 1978, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1973, Writers Guild Awards — Original Comedy: Winner
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: Winner
  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
  • 1978, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 1966, Emmy — Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1967, Oscar — Best Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium): Nominee

Relationships

  • Ruth Taylor — Mother
  • Paul Stuart Zuckerman — Father
  • Sally Henry — Wife

College

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (1952)

Details

  • Birth Name: Buck Henry Zuckerman
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: December 9, 1930, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Writer, Actor
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