Buddy Hackett Overview:

Character actor, Buddy Hackett, was born Leonard Hacker on Aug 31, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY. Hackett died at the age of 78 on Jun 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance. On 2003, Hackett received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Buddy Hackett Quotes:

Marcellus Washburn: Thar she blows.
Harold Hill: [winces] I'll do it, but I don't like it.
Marcellus Washburn: [amused] No, that's not the librarian. That's Mrs. Shinn, the mayor's wife.


Harold Hill: So now I'm back at the old stand.
Marcellus Washburn: Not boys' bands? Well, ain't no call for a boys' band in this town. Anything these Iowa people don't have already, they do without.


[Benjy is trying to fly an airplane]
Benjy Benjamin: Dingy, don't let this worry you- *We're gonna get killed*!


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Buddy Hackett Facts
Son of Philip Hackett and Anna Geller.

Towards the end of his life, he was raising money for an animal shelter.

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 201-202. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387

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