Buck Henry, the actor-screenwriter-director who co-created “Get Smart,” wrote “The Graduate” and co-directed the hit 1978 Warren Beatty film “Heaven Can Wait,” died Wednesday night in Los Angeles. He was 89.
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Henry Zuckerman, bore in 1930 in New York, was that seun of that silent movie star Ruth Taylor.
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Although sy was the first filmmanus vir that 1964 film “The Troublemaker”, in which hy also played a small role it, the Henry sy name as skrywer made with “The Graduate”, which hy saam with Calder Willingham skryf it.
Then he worked on several important films in 1970, including ‘ Catch-22 ‘ and ‘ The Owl and The pucat ‘ in 1970, and ‘ What’s Up, Doc? ‘ In 1972. Other credits from his long career include ‘ First Family ‘, which he also directed in 1980, “To the For ” in 1995, and “Town & Country ” in 2001.
Henry also worked regularly as actor. Noteworthy was he as a semi-self-parody in Robert Altman’s “The Player “, where he had a successor of “The Graduate. “
He was particularly striking for many performances on ‘ Saturday Night Live ‘. Between 1976 and 1980 he presented the show ten times, which was by far the most common host during the original era of the programme. His host record was up to 1989, when it was broken by Steve Martin.