Born: February 3, 1938, San Diego, California, United States
Died: January 1, 1982, Apple Valley, California, United States
Parents: Victor Francis Buono, Myrtle Belle
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, more
Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA, Plot: Lily Lake Crypt 1, Tier A [unmarked]
Victor Buono (1938–1982) was an American actor and comic and briefly a recording artist. He was most famous for playing the villain King Tut on the television series “Batman” (1966-1968) and musician Edwin Flagg in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962), the latter of which earned him Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. Buono is quoted as saying, "I've heard or read about actors being asked the immortal question, 'Why have you never married?' They answer with the immortal excuse, 'I just haven't found the right girl.' Because I'm on the hefty side, no one's asked me yet. If they do, that's the answer I'll give. After all, if it was good enough for Monty Clift or Sal Mineo..." Buono was unusual among homosexual performers of his era by openly living together with same-sex partners, although he was not flamboyant about his lifestyle and referred to himself as a "conscientious objector" in the "morality revolution" of the 1960s. Buono was found dead at his home in Apple Valley, California, on New Year's Day 1982; he died of a sudden heart attack. He is entombed with his mother Myrtle in Greenwood Memorial Park (4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113), but his name is not inscribed on the crypt.
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