Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen

Performer

Buddy Ebsen, the folksy star of television's "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones" who began his career as a popular Broadway dancer, died July 6, 2003, in Los Angeles, the New York Times reported. The cause was undisclosed. He was 95. Mr. Ebsen's seven-decade career began in New York, when the gangly, six-foot-three actor with the laid-back delivery was cast in the chorus of the 1928 Eddie Cantor vehicle Whoopee. He danced with his sister Vilma in that and several other Broadway shows, as well as in clubs and on the vaudeville circuit.

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  • Also known as: Christian Rudolph Ebsen
  • Born: Apr 2, 1908 in Belleville, Illinois
  • Death: Jul 6, 2003 in Torrance, California

Roles (13)

The 29th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - Apr 20, 1975 The 29th Annual Tony Awards - 1975 (1975)
Opened Apr 20, 1975
  • as Presenter (Original)
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Show Boat Playbill - Feb 1946 Show Boat (1946)
Opened Jan 5, 1946
  • as Frank (Original)
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Yokel Boy Playbill - Aug 1939 Yokel Boy (1939)
Opened Jul 6, 1939
  • as Elmer Whipple (Original)
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Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 Playbill - March 1934 Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 (1934)
Opened Jan 4, 1934
  • as Constable (Original)
  • as 4th Son (Original)
  • as "This Is Not A Song" Dancer (Original)
  • as "The Maxixe" Dancer (Original)
  • as "I Like The Likes Of You" Dancer (Original)
  • as "Fifth Avenue" Dancer (Original)
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Flying Colors Playbill - Sept 1932 Flying Colors (1932)
Opened Sep 15, 1932
  • as "It Was Never Like This" Performer (Original)
  • as "A Shine On Your Shoes" Performer (Original)
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Whoopee! Playbill - December 1928 Whoopee! (1928)
Opened Dec 4, 1928
  • as Stetson Boy Dancer (Original)
  • as Gentleman of the Ensemble (Original)
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