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Buddy Ebsen
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Born:2 April 1908Belleville, Illinois, USA
Known As:Jed ClampettTV's "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Trivia: Birth name: Christian Rudolph Ebsen.
Father of Bonnie Ebsen and Kiki Ebsen.
Was 6' 3" tall.
Attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida shortly
before starting his film career.
Was going to play the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), but Buddy was
hospitalized as a result of inhaling aluminium powder used as part of his
makeup. Because of the prolonged hospitalization, he was replaced
by Jack Haley (whose makeup used pre-mixed aluminium dust),
and his scenes were reshot using Haley.
After seeing Buddy Ebsen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," the creator of "The Beverly
Hillbillies" wanted him to play family patriarch Jed Clampett. At the time,
Ebsen was thinking of retiring, but the producers sent him a copy
of the script and he changed his mind.
(2001) Became a best-selling author at the age of 93.
Video:TVGuide.comBuddy Ebsen Videos.
Filmography:The Internet Movie DatabaseBuddy Ebsen Filmography.
Departed:6 July 2003Torrance, California, USA
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