FAQ
1. When and where was Lord Buckley born? 7. How did Lord Buckley die?
2. Where can I find Lord Buckley recordings? 8. Where is Lord Buckley buried?
3. Was Lord Buckley part Native American? 9. Where can I buy Oliver Trager's book, "Dig Infinity"?
4. Did Lord Buckley really have six wives? 10. Is there any way to contact the Buckley family?
5. How many children did Lord Buckley have?
6. Is any there any video of Lord Buckley available?
   

4. Did Lord Buckley really have six wives?
Here is a quote from intrepid researcher and author Oliver Trager's biography of Lord Buckley "Dig Infinity".

 

"Buckley was allegedly married six times., and there is indication that as early as 1928 he was betrothed to a wealthy Seattle, Washington, woman several years his senior by the name of Emerald Botting. Presumably, the rigors and temptations of show business contributed to the marriages early demise, as they would to at least several others.

Along with Anita O'Day's recollections of Peaches and Angel Rice, a Jewell Lange, Joanna Daum, and an unnamed woman of Russian heritage are remembered by Buckley's friends as at least temporary legal mates."

 

And according to Lord Buckley himself he did marry six times. His last wife was Elizabeth Hanson. Here is a partial transcript of a "You Bet Your Life Show" from 1956 in which Groucho and His Lordship have some fun.

 

Groucho
Now, is there a Lady Buckley stashed away in a castle someplace –

Lord Buckley
Ah, yes, sir, my Lady Buckley –

Groucho
- behind a moat?

Lord Buckley
Yes, no, no, she’s in a castle. She’s tucked very beautifully in a castle. Lady Buckley is a very exquisite, charming, gracious, talented lady.

Groucho
I’m, I’m sure she’s a lady, Mr. Buckley. And I respect you for speaking so well of her. How did you acquire this smooth way with women?

Lord Buckley
I’ve been married six times. [strong laughter from audience]

Groucho
Well, if you had learned anything you wouldn’t have gotten married the second time. Six times you’ve been married?

Lord Buckley
Yes, sir.

Groucho
Well, are you planning on fighting any more preliminaries or is this, is this current one the main bout?

Lord Buckley
No, no, I’ve been married for ten years, sir. I have a divine young boy four years old and a little girl five.

Groucho
I see. The other five [referring to the five marriages] went rather rapidly didn’t they?

Lord Buckley
Quite, sir, yes.

Groucho
Over the damn in no time.

Lord Buckley
High rhythm.

 

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