‘Buddy Holly’ star dies at 89
Buddy Holly died Tuesday, two days after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
He died peacefully at his home in Houston, Texas, said his family.
Holly, who was known for his roles in the popular 1970s sitcom Buddy Holly and the Black Crowes, was 79.
He was survived by his daughter, Annabelle; two sons, John and Robert; and two grandchildren.
Hollies career spanned over 50 years, beginning in the 1950s as a child star on NBC’s The Beverly Hillbillies and ending in his own era with his own sitcoms Buddy Holly, Buddy Holly & The Banditos and The Buddy Holly Show.
The actor was best known for the 1970s musical comedy Buddy Holly.
He starred in four of the classic comedies, including the 1970-1973 sitcom Buddy’s Party, which became one of the most popular shows on the television network.
In his early years, Holly starred in films like The Great Escape, A Night in the Country, The Kid Who Cried Wolf and The Lonesome Crowd.
He also appeared in many Broadway plays, including The Little Mermaid and The Night Circus.
He also wrote, produced and starred in many films and TV shows.
He co-wrote and co-starred in the TV show Happy Days and was a frequent guest on ABC’s How I Met Your Mother.