Lisa Jean Hackett: Facts About Buddy Hackett’s Daughter

Lisa Jean Hackett

Lisa Jean Hackett is credited as the daughter of the late American actor, comedian, and singer Buddy Hackett. Lisa’s father Buddy Hackett’s best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962), Benjy Benjamin in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Tennessee Steinmetz in The Love Bug (1968), and the voice of Scuttle in The Little Mermaid (1989). He has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the motion picture industry. He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, in 2021.

Lisa Jean Hackett: Bio Summary

NameLisa Jean Hackett
Famous asdaughter of Buddy Hackett
Date of birthN/A
ParentsBuddy Hackett and Sherry Cohen
SiblingsIvy Julie Hackett and Sandy Hackett
GrandparentAnna Geller and Philip Hacker

Lisa Jean Hackett is the daughter of Buddy Hackett and his wife Sherry Cohen. Her father Buddy Hackett is an American actor, comedian, and singer while her mother Sherry Cohen is a Canadian actress and assistant director. Her parents gave birth to three children, so clearly she is not the only child born to her parents.

Lisa Jean Hackett’s siblings are Ivy Julie Hackett and Sandy Hackett. Her brother Sandy Hackett followed in his father’s footsteps and he became an actor, comedian, and producer. He was born on June 18, 1956. He is best known for playing Joey Bishop in the live production musical, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show.

Lisa Jean Hackett’s parents got married on June 12, 1955, in a beautiful ceremony. Buddy Hackett and Sherry Cohen remained married until Buddy passed away in 2003, leaving Sherry a widow. They were married for over four decades (48 years). During the late 1950s, the couple was staying in Leonia, New Jersey.

They eventually purchased a house that used to be owned by deceased crime boss Albert Anastasia in Fort Lee, New Jersey. They moved in and lived there after they did some renovations in the house. They were living there through most of the 1960s.

Lisa’s parents Buddy Hackett and Sherry Cohen created the Singita Animal Sanctuary in California’s San Fernando Valley, in the year 2003. Lisa’s mother Sherry Cohen has appeared extensively on and off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and on film and television. She has become known for her work on Blood & Guts (1978), Skullduggery (1983), and Fast Company (1979).

Lisa’s father, Buddy Hackett acted on Broadway, in Lunatics and Lovers. He was discovered by Max Liebman, who placed him in two television specials. His movie career began in 1950 with a 10-minute “World of Sports” reel for Columbia Pictures called King of the Pins. He appeared alongside Robert Preston in the film adaptation of The Music Man (1962).

Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney were joined in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and they also appeared in Everything’s Ducky (1961). He also appeared in Disney’s The Love Bug (1968). He appeared many times on the game show Hollywood Squares in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Buddy Hackett also published a book of poetry entitled The Naked Mind of Buddy Hackett. He appeared regularly in TV ads for Tuscan Dairy popsicles and yogurt throughout the 1970s.

Lisa Jean Hackett’s Personal Life

Lisa Jean Hackett has lived a private life although she is a celebrity child. Her details are not in-depth. Her age and date of birth are still unknown. She has not publicly revealed anything about her education. It is unknown if Lisa Jean Hackett is married with children or not. However, we will update her details once any credible information is found.

Lisa Jean Hackett has lost her father Buddy Hackett. Buddy Hackett died at age 78, on June 30, 2003. He was diagnosed with severe heart disease but steadfastly refused to consider bypass surgery. He died of his heart disease at his beach house in Malibu, California.

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Lisa’s brother Sandy Hackett explained that Buddy had been suffering from diabetes for years and suffered a stroke nearly a week before his death, which may have contributed to his demise. Two days later, on July 2, 2003, Buddy was cremated and his ashes were given to family and friends.

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