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His career as a comedian began after the war, when he worked at a nightclub in Brooklyn. It was there that he officially changed his name from Leonard Hacker to Buddy Hackett.

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His career as a comedian began after the war, when he worked performed at a nightclub in Brooklyn.Brooklyn and on the Catskills BorschtBelt circuit. It was there that he officially changed his name from Leonard Hacker to Buddy Hackett.


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Hackett grew up in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], living next door to future Dodgers pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, serving in an anti-aircraft battery.

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Hackett grew up in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], living next door to future Dodgers pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. He enlisted served in the U.S. Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, serving in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as part of an anti-aircraft battery.


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Buddy Hackett (birth name Leonard Hacker, August 31, 1924 -- June 30, 2003) was an actor and comedian.

Hackett lived next door to future baseball player Sandy Koufax. He once served in the U.S. Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, as well as serving in an anti-aircraft battery.

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Buddy Hackett (birth name Leonard Hacker, Hacker; August 31, 1924 -- June 30, 2003) was an actor and comedian.

Hackett lived grew up in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]], living next door to future baseball player Dodgers pitcher and Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax. He once served enlisted in the U.S. Army during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, as well as serving in an anti-aircraft battery.



Through the years, Hackett has appeared on UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of Creator/JackPaar, Creator/ArthurGodfrey and Creator/JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.

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Through the years, Hackett has appeared on UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of Creator/JackPaar, Creator/ArthurGodfrey Creator/ArthurGodfrey, and Creator/JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.


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Through the years, Hackett has appeared on {{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of Creator/JackPaar, Creator/ArthurGodfrey and Creator/JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.

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Through the years, Hackett has appeared on {{Broadway}}, UsefulNotes/{{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of Creator/JackPaar, Creator/ArthurGodfrey and Creator/JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.

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* ''Bud and Lou'' (1978 TV movie): as Lou Costello, with Creator/HarveyKorman as Bud Abbott



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->''"If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes."''


** He has also gone on record saying he regretted turning down the [[TheLoveBug Herbie]] sequels.

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** He has also gone on record saying he regretted turning down the [[TheLoveBug [[Film/TheLoveBug Herbie]] sequels.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Was set to appear in the documentary ''Film/TheAristocrats'' (as was Creator/RodneyDangerfield), but died before his parts could be filmed.
** He was approached to replace Curly Howard in Film/TheThreeStooges following Curly's stroke, but he declined.
** He has also gone on record saying he regretted turning down the [[TheLoveBug Herbie]] sequels.

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* DirtyOldMan: He hit his senior years as broadcasting standards grew more lax, and he spent the last couple decades of his life gleefully doing the talk-show circuit with the filthiest material he had.


Through the years, Hackett has appeared on {{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of JackPaar, ArthurGodfrey and JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.

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Through the years, Hackett has appeared on {{Broadway}}, performed stand-up comedy on stage, and starred in several movies and television shows spanning five decades. During those times, he also made guest appearances on talk shows, like those of JackPaar, ArthurGodfrey Creator/JackPaar, Creator/ArthurGodfrey and JohnnyCarson, Creator/JohnnyCarson, and appeared on the game shows ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' and ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''. He was the second host of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''.


* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'': AsHimself as [[ShowWithinAShow Ebeneezer]] [[AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]

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* ''Film/{{Scrooged}}'': AsHimself as [[ShowWithinAShow Ebeneezer]] [[AChristmasCarol [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]


'''Buddy Hackett''' (birth name '''Leonard Hacker''', August 31, 1924 -- June 30, 2003) was an actor and comedian.

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'''Buddy Hackett''' Buddy Hackett (birth name '''Leonard Hacker''', Leonard Hacker, August 31, 1924 -- June 30, 2003) was an actor and comedian.


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* LargeHamLargeHam: Even in his Tuscan ice cream commercials circa 1980.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Was set to appear in the documentary ''Film/TheAristocrats'' (as was Creator/RodneyDangerfield), but died before his parts could be filmed.
** He was approached to replace Curly Howard in Film/TheThreeStooges following Curly's stroke, but he declined.
** He has also gone on record saying he regretted turning down the [[TheLoveBug Herbie]] sequels.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Was set to appear in the documentary ''Film/TheAristocrats'' (as was Creator/RodneyDangerfield), but died before his parts could be filmed.
** He was approached to replace Curly Howard in Film/TheThreeStooges following Curly's stroke, but he declined.
** He has also gone on record saying he regretted turning down the [[TheLoveBug Herbie]] sequels.

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