Buddy Ebsen Overview:

Legendary character actor, Buddy Ebsen, was born Christian Ludolph Ebsen Jr. on Apr 2, 1908 in Belleville, IL. Ebsen died at the age of 95 on Jul 6, 2003 in Torrance, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. On October 20, 1993, Ebsen received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic. Ebsen was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Rick29 on Aug 1, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Ebsen as Jed Clampett.1. In his autobiography, The Other Side of Oz, recalls Beverly Hillbillies creator Paul Henning pitching the show to him by reenacting scenes from the first script: "We were all laughing and wiping tears, and then I got a chilling thought. Most of the laughs were co... Read full article


Know Your Character Actor –

By smumcountry on Apr 24, 2015 From Smum County

April 24, 2015 by smumcounty The Know Your Character Actor series on this blog, in the past, has documented the careers and lives of many actors who most people wouldn?t be familiar with unless they were ardent classic film lovers. But that was the point. I wanted to raise awareness of these too oft... Read full article


Know Your Character Actor –

By smumcountry on Apr 24, 2015 From Smum County

April 24, 2015 by smumcounty The Know Your Character Actor series on this blog, in the past, has documented the careers and lives of many actors who most people wouldn?t be familiar with unless they were ardent classic film lovers. But that was the point. I wanted to raise awareness of these too oft... Read full article


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Buddy Ebsen Quotes:

Capt. Nazro: In two days, January will be out of a job, and that's just what old Hatchet-Face has been waiting for.
Mary: Of course it is.
Capt. Nazro: Do you think I'm doing the right thing in sending for these folks?
Paul Roberts: You never did anything righter in your life.
Capt. Nazro: I hate to think of what January will do when he finds out.
Mary: Well, if someone doesn't come to take Star, Miss Morgan is going to have her way.
Capt. Nazro: But I don't even know anything about these Masons except what I read in Star's mother's album. They may not even be relatives.
Mary: Whoever they are, they're better for Star than an institution.
Paul Roberts: Certainly any instituion Miss Morgan would pick out.


Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co.: [refusing a drink] Captain, down around where I come from we dearly love our whiskey. But we don't drink with another man unless we respect him.


Davy Crockett: I've been doing some thinking.
George Russel: Me, too. You know, we're pretty far down the river. Ain't it about time we decide where we're going?


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Buddy Ebsen Facts
Owned a 36-acre ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains.

After he died, his family sent Shirley Temple an invitation to his memorial, but she declined.

In 1938 MGM offered him a seven-year contract, starting at $2,000 a week but requiring him to give the studio absolute control over his career. He rejected it. MGM blackballed him and his film career went into eclipse for nearly 20 years, until Walt Disney hired him to play Georgie Russel, Davy Crockett's sidekick, in Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955).

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