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Buddy Ebsen (born Christian Ludolf Ebsen Jr.) was an actor from the 1930s to the 1990s. He is best remembered as Jed Clampett from TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies", and he had a second major TV success with TV's "Barnaby Jones". In the 1930s, he was a song and dance man (first with his sister, Vilma, and then solo), and he was originally cast as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz". Before filming, he agreed to change places with Ray Bolger, and he became the Tin Man, but the silver paint from the make up on his face gave him an extreme allergic reaction, and he had to withdraw from the movie! He is also remembered for playing Davy Crockett's sidekick George Russel in "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier". He passed away in 2003 at the age of 95.
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