Buddy Hackett

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth August 31, 1924
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death Jun 30, 2003 (78)
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Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett was an American actor and comedian. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man; Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug; and the voice of Scuttle in The Little Mermaid.

Born: Leonard Hacker, August 31, 1924, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Died: June 30, 2003, Malibu, California, U.S.
Alma mater: New Utrecht High School
Occupation: Actor, comedian
Years active: 1950–2000
Children: 3, including Sandy Hackett
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About Buddy Hackett

Playful actor who appeared in The Music Man and many comedy films, including Loose Shoes, Hey Babe! and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He portrayed Scuttle in The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

Before Fame

He was next door neighbors to future baseball legend Sandy Koufax as a child.


He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as a Golden Palm Star on Palm Springs' Walk of Stars.

Family Life

He married Sherry Cohen in June 1955. They had three children together.


He often appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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