June 30, 2003 by

Buddy Hackett


Categories: Actors, Hollywood

bhackett.jpgLeonard Hacker, a.k.a. “Buddy” Hackett, was a class clown who grew up to become one of Hollywood’s most famous comedians.
In 1946, Hackett was invited to join the Three Stooges comedy team when “Curly” Howard suffered a stroke. Hackett declined, opting instead to perform stand-up in the Catskill Mountains. His career grew with appearances on the Jack Paar and Arthur Godfrey variety TV shows.
As a top act in nightclubs, Hackett spent more than 50 years making audiences laugh. He also appeared in two dozen movies, including “The Music Man,” “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World,” “The Love Bug” and “The Little Mermaid.”
Hackett died over the weekend. Cause of death was not released. He was 78.
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8 Responses to Buddy Hackett

  1. raymond

    too bad buddy hackett died. he was the funniest man on hollywood squares, and quite an actor when he played i think lou costello. very underrated for his level of talent. a jew to be proud of.

  2. Mark C.

    I have loved Buddy since I can remember. He will always be one of my “comedy gods” and very much missed. I love ya Buddy!
    Keep God laughing.

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