Buck Henry (1930–2020)


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Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy was as a contributor to the Dartmouth ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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The Graduate Writer
(1967)
Get Smart Writer
(1965-1970)
Catch-22 Writer
(1970)
(1993)

Filmography

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  Get Smart 2 (characters) (announced)
 2019 Babe West (screenplay)
 2014 The Humbling (screenplay)
 2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (Video) (characters - uncredited)
 2008 Get Smart (characters)
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2001 Town & Country (written by)
 1996 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The High Andes to Patagonia (1996) ... (writer)
 1995 To Die For (screenplay)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wake Me When I'm Dead (1985) ... (writer)
 1984 Protocol (screenplay)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1980 First Family
 1980 The Nude Bomb (characters)
  Quark (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1977)
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... (creator)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) ... (creator)
- All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) ... (creator)
- Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) ... (creator)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) ... (creator)
 1975 The Owl and the Pussycat (TV Movie)
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin (screenplay)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (screenplay)
 1971 Is There Sex After Death? (uncredited)
 1970 The Owl and the Pussycat (screenplay)
 1970 Catch-22 (screenplay by)
  Get Smart (TV Series) (created by - 138 episodes, 1965 - 1970) (story editor - 46 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (written by - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1966)
- I Am Curiously Yellow (1970) ... (creator)
- Do I Hear a Vaults? (1970) ... (creator)
- Hello, Columbus - Goodbye, America (1970) ... (creator)
- What's It All About, Algie? (1970) ... (creator)
- Smartacus (1970) ... (creator)
 1968 Candy (screenplay)
 1967 The Graduate (screenplay)
  Captain Nice (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1967) (creator - 1 episode, 1967)
- Is Big Town Burning? (1967) ... (written by)
- The Man Who Flies Like a Pigeon (1967) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Troublemaker (original story) / (screenplay)
 1961 The New Steve Allen Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- UCLA (1961)
- Premier (1961)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography (with Bunny Yeager): "Bettie Page Confidential" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about writer Edward Adler, a longtime friend] He was the most lovable guy I guess I ever met in my life. I don't know anyone who knew Eddie that didn't want to protect him, because he always seemed like an innocent. Eddie was a great example of someone who always lived close to the ground, so to speak. He wandered through life with his eye and his ear on a kind of New York that doesn't exist ... See more »

Trivia:

Went to boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall and graduated from Dartmouth College, where he worked on the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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