“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye to Frank Buxton…

Posted on January 6, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Frank Buxton was an actor, teleplay writer, television director, and author. He’s best known for his collaboration with Gary Marshall on programs, including Happy Days and Mork and Mindy. He also received critical acclaim for his penned work on The Odd Couple.

“`In the 1960s, Buxton rose to fame as the host and producer of the ABC documentary show  Discovery, teaching tots about the world, often with his trusty bloodhound, Corpuscle, at his side. In 1966, Buxton teamed up with Hal Seeger in the animated cartoon series Batfink. For much of the 1970s, Buxton worked as a writer and director at Paramount Television. Frank served as a story editor for the comedy anthology series Love American Style. He earned a Peabody Award for directing and writing Hot Dog for NBC, which starred Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen, Tom Smothers, and Joanne Worley. 

“`As an actor, he appeared in movies, such as What’s Up Tiger LilyFrankie and Johnny,  Beaches, and Overboard. Buxton remained active in local theater and improv groups in his hometown Bainbridge Island, Washington.

“`Frank Buxton was 87.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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