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. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett miniseries (1953–54),
Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) Born in Belleville, IL. Enlisted in the Coast Guard during WW II serving from 1943-46. Dancer and actor best known for his television roles as Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies, and title role in Barnaby Jones.
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Dancer and actor Buddy Ebsen was born on April 2, 1908, in Belleville, Illinois. He initially pursued medicine, but left school for New York City before graduating. His first role was a Broadway chorus spot. He made films in the 1930s, but is best known for his film role in Disney’s Davy Crockett series in the 1950s and his television roles on The Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones. He died in 2003.
Celebrity Deaths on July 6 | Famous trumpeter Louis Armstrong, Motown Records singer/songwriter/executive Harvey Fuqua, 'Bewitched' actress Kasey Rogers, 'The Beverly Hillbillies' actor Buddy Ebsen, singer and actor Roy Rogers, and U.S. author William Faulkner all died today in history.
Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) Ebsen died of pneumonia at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California, on July 6, 2003, at the age of 95. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.