"mEET THE pEOPLE"
In 1940, Buddy joined a musical revue called 'Meet the People,' a show which was quite popular in Hollywood, and even Broadway, just before the war. By way of his involvement in the production, he was able to attract the attention of film studios who had nearly forgotten about him when his string of movies with Jackie Cooper ended several months earlier. Thus, Buddy went on to star in movies at 20th Century Fox and Disney. These same kinds of opportunities were earned by other young castmates in 'Meet the People' who, thanks to the show, were able to go on to successful careers in the entertainment industry.