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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen, 1936, girls

Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 - July 6, 2003), was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones, and played Barnaby Jones in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett miniseries (1953–54), and was cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939) until he fell ill from an allergy to the makeup.
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