8. Buddy Ebsen (aka Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies) was the first choice for the Tin Man, but the actor suffered from an extreme allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in his makeup. Jack Haley took over the role, and makeup artists switched to an aluminum paste. It gave him an eye infection, but he avoided Ebsen’s near-death experience.
Buddy Ebsen as the original Tin Man in the "Wizard of Oz" ( he was offered the role of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Ebsen agreed to change roles with Ray Bolger, who was cast as the Tin Man. Ebsen subsequently became ill from the aluminum make-up, however, and was replaced by Jack Haley.)
The role of the tinman was originally given to Buddy Ebsen. Who left the film after a sever allergic reaction to the make up. He spent a year in an iron lung and his role was given to Jack Haley. Buddy Ebsen recovered and later became known for his role in the television series Beverly Hillbillies as Jed Clampette. (Musical tracks for the film had already been partially recorded. If you listen to the chorus of 'We're off to see the wizard' you can still hear him)