Frank Buxton

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Frank Buxton (born February 13, 1930 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, died January 2, 2018, Bainbridge Island, Washington) [1] was an American actor, television writer and director. His first credit was host and producer of the ABC television documentary series, Discovery, which he hosted from 1962 to 1966.

In 1966 he teamed up with Hal Seeger in the animated cartoon series Batfink. Frank provided the voice for Batfink in all 100 episodes. Frank also co-wrote The Big Broadcast, a book on the golden age of radio; the book was co-written with Bill Owen, who succeeded Buxton as host of Discovery from 1966 to 1971. He also hosted the game show Get the Message for ABC in 1964, later to be replaced by Robert Q. Lewis.

He resided in the Pacific Northwest in the last years of his life, where he was active in community theatre and numerous philanthropic activities.

Death

Frank Buxton died on January 2, 2018, in Bainbridge Island, Washington from heart-related issues. At the time of his death, he was still active in local theater and improv.

Filmography

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References

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