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American actor, screenwriter, and director

Buck Henry is ...

Born 9 Dec 1930 in New York City
Died 8 Jan 2020 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Age89 years
Causemyocardial infarction
Buck Henry
Buck Henry
Photo taken at the private party after the premiere of the movie FIST, 1978 - Permission granted to copy, publish or post but please credit "photo by Alan Light" if you can

About Buck Henry

Buck Henry (born Henry Zuckerman; December 9, 1930 – January 8, 2020) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. Henry's contributions to film included, his work as a co-director on Heaven Can Wait (1978) alongside Warren Beatty, and his work as a co-writer for Mike Nichols's The Graduate (1967) and Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? (1972). His long career began on television with work on shows with Steve Allen in The New Steve Allen Show (1961). He went on to co-create Get Smart (1965–1970) with Mel Brooks, and hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times from 1976 to 1980. He later guest starred in such popular shows as Murphy Brown, Hot in Cleveland, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate (1967) and for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait (1978) alongside Warren Beatty.

He is also known as Buck Henry Zuckerman and Henry Zuckerman.


Henry died of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on January 8, 2020, at age 89.


Buck Henry has worked on the following films: