July 6th, 2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor (Jed-Beverly Hillbillies), died at 95. Ebsen died of pneumonia at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
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.