Buddy Ebsen


Born: 4/2/1908 in Belleville, Illinois, USA
Died: 7/6/2003
Age: 95
Cause of death: complications from pneumonia.

Full name: Christian Rudolph Ebsen
Noted For: actor; "The Beverly Hillbillies" (Jed Clampett, 1962-71), "Barnaby Jones" (1973-80). As a dancing actor, he was originally cast as the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. He traded roles with Ray Bolger, who was originally cast as the tin woodman. Ebsen then got sick from the tin woodman's makeup and lost his role in the film.

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