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Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen

Old Fool, December 24, 1960 Written by John Meston, Directed by Ted Post, Assistant Director Robert Beche, Guest Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Hope Summers, Linda Watkins, Hampton Fancher

All That, October 28, 1961 Written by John Meston, Directed by Harry Harris, Guest Cast: John Larch, Buddy Ebsen, Frances Helm, Guy Raymond, Gage Clarke

Drago, November 22, 1971 Written by Jim Byrnes, Directed by Paul Stanley, Guest Cast: Buddy Ebsen, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Michael Silverman, Rich Gates, Del Monroe, Tani Phelps Guthrie

Buddy Ebsen (Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr.) was originally cast as the "Tin Man" in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. His lungs seized after a week of inhaling aluminum dust from the makeup. Buddy Ebsen played the sidekick of Disney's Davy Crockett in the mid-1950s. Ebsen became famous in 1962 with the lead role of Jed Clampett in the television show The Beverly Hillbillies. He was TV detective Barnaby Jones, beginning in 1973.

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