You might know him best as Jed Clampett, but Buddy Ebsen was a jack of all trades in the entertainment industry. Starting In the era of the Great Depression, Ebsen starred In the Academy Award-winning musical film, Broadway Melody which catapulted his career upwards.
His career would span 70+ years and he would make quite the name for himself as a dancer, singer, actor, comedian, and even artist. He never really retired even decades after his most iconic roles on television in the Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones.
Even at the turn of the century, he still managed to publish 2 novels and make numerous guest-starring cameos.
His sister Vilma Ebsen was also an accomplished actress but she wouldn’t pursue the same kind of life-long career that her brother had in show business.
Buddy Ebsen has both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. He lived a long life full of accomplishments and honor. He was born in 1908 and passed away in 2003.
Find out how he was almost in The Wizard of Oz, but how tragedy almost befell upon Buddy during the production of the iconic film. Find out too how Buddy missed out on playing the title role in the Davy Crockett series.
It’s also worth noting how Buddy served his country. Find out what branch of the armed forces Buddy served in and what rank he was promoted to. It’s always admirable when someone commits their time and energy to serve their country, especially when they have already found success in their careers.
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Buddy Ebsen Had a Strange Career After Television
Original Author: Produced by Facts Verse and published on 21/09/2020 Source