Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett, the doughy-faced comedian and character actor who had a handful of Broadway credits, including the musical, I Had a Ball, was found dead in his Malibu home June 30, 2003, according to Variety. The actor was 78 and is remembered for his raunchy nightclub routines, charity work and his character turns in the films, "The Music Man" (singing "Shipoopi") and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

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  • Born: Aug 31, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Death: Jun 30, 2003 in Malibu, CA, USA