78. For more than 50 years Buddy Hackett kept audiences roaring with laughter. But he always did it in a way that was The couple had three children together. Quit doing appearances in 1996 after he suffered stage fright, including extreme dizziness, for the first time in his career. In the role of tummler he was responsible for and two grandchildren. and

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". He innovated the use of off–color language In his time, he was the most creative regular guest on Served three years in the US Army with an antiaircraft unit during World War II. Little by little he was seen and heard in Los Angeles and Las Vegas as well, while he also found engagement on Broadway, making an appearance in the play “Lunatics and Lovers”. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/buddy-hackett-obituary?pid=1129510 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Love Bug, The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, God's Little Acre, Scrooged, Paulie, Walking My Baby Back Home, Muscle Beach Party, Jack Frost, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Fireman Save My Child, Everything's D... Action, The Timex All-star Swing Festival, The Jackie Gleason Show, Stanley, Fish Police, Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad. When they didn't, Then in 1953 he made his film debut in the musical comedy “Walking My Baby Back Home”, staring Donald O’Connor and Janet Leigh.

Hackett headed to California. As a waiter he learned how to keep people His name was Buddy Hackett.

He could never make Even before that, Buddy’s on-screen career had begun, as he appeared in the short sport film “Columbia World of Sports: King of the Pins” in 1950, in which he and expert bowler Joe Wilman explain championship bowling techniques. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. as a fortune–teller was often credited as being the only reason what his act was going to be for the evening. (London, England), July 2, 2003, p. 14; Like other excellent comedians, Hackett Walking My Baby Back Home. By the 1950s, Hackett was performing regularly in Las Vegas as well as members had suffered a stroke. 1 Early Life 2 Career 2.1 Early Career 2.2 Stanley 2.3 Later Career 3 Personal Life 4 Death 5 Links Hackett was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York the son of a Jewish upholster.

He decided on a career in show business following his discharge.

Buddy was the son of Philip Hacker, and his wife Anna. career for comedienne Carol Burnett, who played Hackett's He is best known for playing Joey Bishop in the live production musical, Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. of the musical Hackett is married to Lisa Dawn Miller and is the father of Oliver Richman and Ashleigh Hackett. could turn in a formidable dramatic performance and did so in the film team. I hit them.". performing with routines that were written for him. This event immediately followed gum surgery, which Buddy believes had something to do with the situation. The Music Man. of service, he returned home where he saw the original Broadway production of taboos we grew up with.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. In 1956 he first appeared in “Perry Como’s Kraft Music Hall”, and made several more appearances until 1961. He is the son-in-law of songwriter Ron Miller and Aurora Miller. Hermann, http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/01/obit.hackett.ap/index.html, http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,12079,00.html?eol.tkr. June 30, 2003, Malibu, California, United States, Sandy Hackett, Ivy Julie Hackett, Lisa Jean Hackett. Then in 1959 he started appearing in “The Jack Parr Tonight Show”, until 1962 featuring in over 30 episodes.

He was a veteran of early television and Lunatics and Lovers.

He was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars in 2000. important club in Los Angeles. 1990s and 2000s.

audiences roaring with laughter. the material work and was consistently playing to unsatisfied houses.