Buddy Ebsen

Actor, Film actor

1908 – 2003

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Who was Buddy Ebsen?

Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen, 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. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett miniseries, and was cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz until he fell ill from an allergy to the makeup. Ebsen had a cameo role in the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies, not as Jed Clampett, but as his other famous character Barnaby Jones.

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Born
Apr 2, 1908
Belleville
Also known as
  • Christian Rudolf Ebsen Jr.
  • Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr.
  • Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr
  • Christian Ludolph Ebsen Jr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Danish American
  • Latvian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Florida
  • Rollins College
Lived in
  • Belleville
Died
Jul 6, 2003
Torrance

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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