A moment of silence, please, for a giant of a writer.

Buck Henry, screenwriter and actor, 1930-2020.


Buck Henry, the legendary screenwriter, has died.

With Mel Brooks, he co-created Get Smart (1965-1970). He adapted the screenplay for The Graduate (1967), and wrote:

  • The Owl and the Pussycat
  • What’s Up, Doc?
  • The Day of the Dolphin
  • To Die For

He hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times.

He acted in more than 40 films. He played himself pitching a movie in The Player.

He directed films and TV shows.

Twitter has been flooded with tributes, including this one, which had me laughing for five minutes:


Rest in peace, brother. You shall be missed.


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