Buddy Hackett R.I.P

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  1. Karl_Luph

    Karl_Luph Supporting Actor

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    Another one of the old gang has left us. I'll always remember him as one of the big Las Vegas comedians. So long Buddy. RIP.
     
  2. Matt Gordon

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    Another one of Hollywood's own passed away recently.

    Buddy Hackett's son Sandy announced that his father's body was found at his California beach house Monday.

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/933355.asp
     
  3. Tomoko Noguchi

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    I'll remember him as the guy in The Music Man and The Love Bug. He was a great one.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    He was just on doing that Last Comic Standing and on I think Conan too. Seemed in great shape for his age. He will be missed
     
  5. Karl_Luph

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    Something I never had heard about was that after Curley Howard of The Three Stooges had a stroke, Buddy Hackett was asked to join up with "the boys" as folks used to call them. Of course he declined saying he wanted to go his own route. And the rest is history......
     
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    IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD...isn't it?

    R.I.P. Buddy. [​IMG]
     
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    Goodbye, Buddy [​IMG]
     
  8. John_Berger

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    Shipoopi, shipoopi, shipoopi,
    The girl is hard to get.


    R.I.P.
     
  9. Eric Peterson

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    I saw him at a Hollywood Collector's show in Chicago last year and he looked pretty frail at the time. Another great is gone. That's two this week, who's going to be the third - they always go in threes.

    R.I.P
     
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    [​IMG]

    RIP Buddy.
     
  11. SteveGon

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    Sorry to hear about this - he was a funny guy. [​IMG]
     
  12. MarkHastings

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    What's with all the Hollywood deaths lately? They say they come in 3's, but this is more like 33's [​IMG]
     
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    The next might be Buddy Epsen. He was sick and just entered a hospital. I hope and pray I am wrong.

    RIP Buddy.
     
  14. Scott Thomas

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    Most little children will remeber Buddy as the voice of Scuttle on the Little Mermaid.

    I'll remeber him from the Love bug and Its a mad mad mad mad world
     
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    All the great ones are leaving us this year. [​IMG]

    We're going to be left with actors with no personality. Buddy was a real character.

    RIP
     
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    I'll always remember him from The Love Bug, which I watched a lot as a kid. Rest in peace, Buddy. [​IMG]
     
  17. Chris Lockwood

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    > Something I never had heard about was that after Curley Howard of The Three Stooges had a stroke, Buddy Hackett was asked to join up with "the boys" as folks used to call them.

    Yeah, he told that story in the commentary for The Love Bug. He said he didn't think he could do a good enough job at it, & stuck with his nightclub gig that paid a lot less.

    People mostly think of him as a comedian, but he was in dozens of movies.

    I also just saw him on The Last Comic Standing & he looked good. Wonder what happened.
     
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    Man this is a downer.

    Interestingly enough, a review of The Love Bug DVD said that on the audio commentary he was "obsessed with death," pointing out all the people in the cast and crew who had died.
     
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    This is sad. No more [rant]Marcellus Washburn[/rant] hanging about the pool hall.
     

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