Buck Henry, SNL Host, Get Smart Creator And The Graduate Writer, Died – The two-time Oscar nominee, Buck Henry, who was also frequent host of SNL, has died on Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Health Center in Los Angeles.
Buck Henry, SNL Host, Get Smart Creator And The Graduate Writer, Died | Buck Henry Cause Of Death:
Buck Henry, who was best known for penning the screenplays for The Graduate, Catch-22, and What’s Up, Doc? creating ‘Get Smart,’ died of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Health Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. He was 89.
Buck Henry was nominated for two Oscars, first for his and Calder Willingham’s adapted screenplay for The Graduate in 1969 — and second for Best Director (along with co-director Warren Beatty) for the 1978 film Heaven Can Wait.
Buck Henry’s death is confirmed by his family member.
Buck Henry’s 1977 NBC mid-season replacement sci-fi sitcom QUARK, starring Richard Benjamin: it’s real. pic.twitter.com/XVm6aks4Q0
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) January 9, 2020
Buck Henry Cause Of Death:
Buck Henry, was a regular presence in the early years of Saturday Night Live, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack, on January 8, 2020, at age 89.
Buck Henry won a writing Emmy in 1967 for “Get Smart,” the satirical 1960s TV spy series he created with Mel Brooks.
Henry also penned the screenplays for films such as “The Owl and the Pussycat” (1970), “Is There Sex After Death?” (1971), “The Day of the Dolphin” (1973), “To Die For” (1995) and “Town & Country” (2001).
Buck Henry appeared as a semi-self parody in Robert Altman’s “The Player,” pitching a sequel to “The Graduate.”
Buck Henry hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live 10 times between 1976 and 1980. Henry later guest starred in shows such as Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock.
Buck Henry’s wife Irene, who was by his side when Buck Henry died.
R.I.P. Buck Henry – our most fearless screenwriter. Buck was also a big personality & a performer… he gave screenwriting a face. Growing up I could turn on Saturday Night LIve (which Buck hosted 10 times) and point to the funniest, smartest guy and say – that's a screenwriter. pic.twitter.com/21CqPqzicL
— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) January 9, 2020