Character actor, Victor Buono, was born Charles Victor Buono on Feb 3, 1938 in San Diego, CA. Buono died at the age of 43 on Jan 1, 1982 in Apple Valley, CA .
Larger-than-life and with a sonorous voice, Victor Buono appeared in over 95 film and TV roles -- most notably as Edwin Flagg in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (for which he received a Supporting Actor Oscar Nomination), Sheriff Potts in Robin and the 7 Hoods, Big Sam in Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, and Sorak in The Greatest Story Ever Told. He also played the villainous King Tut on the hit TV series Batman.
"Being on Batman allowed me to do something we actors are taught never to do: overact." -Victor Buono
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Buono was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1962||Best Supporting Actor||What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)||Edwin Flagg||Nominated|
Mini Tribute: Character ActorBy Annmarie Gatti on Feb 3, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
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