Buck Henry

American actor, screenwriter, and director

Henry Zuckerman (December 9, 1930 – January 8, 2020), credited as Buck Henry, was an American actor, writer, movie director, and television director. He was a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate and in 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait.[1]

Buck Henry
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Henry in 1978
Henry Zuckerman

(1930-12-09)December 9, 1930
DiedJanuary 8, 2020(2020-01-08) (aged 89)
OccupationScreenwriter, actor, director
Years active1964–2015
Spouse(s)Irene Henry

On January 8, 2020, Henry died from a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was 89.[2]


  1. "Buck Henry Biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2010.
  2. Pedersen, Erik (January 8, 2020). "Buck Henry Dies: 'The Graduate' Writer, 'Get Smart' Co-Creator & Early 'SNL' Favorite Was 89". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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