Buddy Hackett "Lunatics And Lovers" 1954 Playbill Signed Autograph
Playbill for The Broadhurst Theatre-"Lunatics And Lovers"-1954-6 1/2" X 9"-25 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1954 Broadway Play-"Lunatics And Lovers" starring Buddy Hackett.Buddy Hackett became known to a wider audience when he appeared on television in the 1950s and 1960s as a frequent guest on such talk shows as those of Jack Paar and Arthur Godfrey, telling brash, often off-color jokes, and mugging at the camera. During this time, he also appeared as a panelist on What's My Line?. In 1960, he appeared as himself in an episode of NBC's short-lived crime drama Dan Raven, starring Skip Homeier, set on the Sunset Strip of West Hollywood. Hackett also appeared many times on the game show Hollywood Squares, in the late 1960s.
Hackett became widely known from his role in the 1963 box-office success It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. After starring on Broadway in I Had a Ball, Hackett appeared opposite Robert Preston in the 1962 film adaptation of The Music Man. Children became familiar with him as lovable hippie auto mechanic Tennessee Steinmetz in Disney's The Love Bug (1968). He appeared as Art Carney's replacement on The Jackie Gleason Show, and in the 1958 film God's Little Acre. His later career was mostly as a guest on variety shows and prime time sitcoms, such as Boy Meets World, in its 4th season. The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Buddy Hackett with a fountain pen in black...................BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION....................