Every spring since last spring, we’ve awarded the Annual Person of the Century Award™ to a person who has displayed outstanding achievement in the past century. This century, we are proud to bestow the illustrious award upon screenwriter/director/actor/all-around comedy legend Buck Henry ’52!
His acceptance e-mail:
Thank you and the Committee? Judges? Board of Governors? – for this honor and the kind words. It is customary for one to say that one doesn’t really deserve it – that it was completely unexpected – and that one’s life has been meaningfully altered by the event. None of this is true so I will leave it to next year’s recipient to say it for me. And I hope to be among the finalists in 2113.
And an entirely unrelated image from Mr. Henry’s first SNL appearance: