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Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry

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As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Buck Henry passed away at the age of 89. Henry was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. 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.

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.

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Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a movie premiere on September 6, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a movie premiere on September 6, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a movie premiere on September 6, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a movie premiere on September 6, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry and Sally Kirkland attend a movie premiere on September 6, 1988 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a party at Gracie Mansion on September 9, 1991 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss with Buck Henry attend the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Twelfth Night' at the Belasco Theatre on November 10, 2013 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a broadway show on September 9, 1979 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry and Ellen Barkin attending a New York celebration in anticipation of director Sidney Lumet's Honorary Academy Award, which will be presented at the upcoming 77th Annual Academy Awards at Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee in New York City..February 23, 2005.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Frank Pierson ( President of the Academy Awards) and Buck Henry attending a New York celebration in anticipation of director Sidney Lumet's Honorary Academy Award, which will be presented at the upcoming 77th Annual Academy Awards at Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee in New York City. February 23, 2005.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Frank Pierson ( President of the Academy Awards) and Buck Henry attending a New York celebration in anticipation of director Sidney Lumet's Honorary Academy Award, which will be presented at the upcoming 77th Annual Academy Awards at Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee in New York City. February 23, 2005.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attends a party at Gracie Mansion on September 9, 1991 in New York City.

Photo Flash: Remembering Buck Henry
Buck Henry attending a New York celebration in anticipation of director Sidney Lumet's Honorary Academy Award, which will be presented at the upcoming 77th Annual Academy Awards at Arabelle at the Plaza Athenee in New York City. February 23, 2005.




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