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:

Benjy Benjamin: [while Benji tries to fly the plane, Ding tries putting head phones on Benji's head] Hey, get outta here.
Ding Bell: Put them on.
Benjy Benjamin: I don't wanna.
Ding Bell: Benji, I tell you, he said the man who's flying should be talking on this thing.
Benjy Benjamin: What, am I supposed to everything? You want me to fly the airplane, you want me to work the radio, what are you gonna... What are you, the hostess?


Tennessee Steinmetz: Jim, it's happening right under our noses and we can't see it. We take machines and we stuff 'em with information until they're smarter than we are. Take a car. Most guys spread more love and time and money on their car in a week than they do on their wife and kids in a year. Pretty soon, you know what? The machine starts to think it *is* somebody.


Benjy Benjamin: If I have to climb much more of *this* I'll be lying down there *with* him!


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

Quit doing appearances in 1996 after he suffered stage fright, including extreme dizziness, for the first time in his career. This event immediately followed gum surgery, which Buddy believes had something to do with the situation.

Father of Sandy Hackett, Ivy Julie, Lisa Jean.

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