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Buddy Hackett

Age: 78

comedian whose cherubic face and brash delivery delighted stage, film, and television audiences for more than 50 years. He began his career in the Borscht Belt and proved himself a versatile actor, appearing in Broadway's Lunatics and Lovers, in the film God's Little Acre, and as a frequent guest on popular talk shows.

Died: Malibu, Calif., June 30, 2003

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