Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen
1908 - 2003

Buddy Ebsen  American Actor


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Buddy Ebsen was previously married to Dorothy Knott (1985 - 2003), Nancy Wolcott (1945 - 1985) and Ruth Cambridge (1933 - 1945).


American Actor Buddy Ebsen was born Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr on 2nd April, 1908 in Belleville, Illinois and passed away on 6th Jul 2003 Torrance, California aged 95. He is most remembered for The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Buddy Ebsen was in an on-screen matchup with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).

Buddy Ebsen is a member of the following lists: Eccentric dancers, Western (genre) television actors and Singers from Orlando, Florida.


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Married3 41 years 24 years, 6 months 13 years
Total3 41 years 24 years, 6 months 13 years


First Name Buddy
Middle Name Rudolph
Last Name Ebsen
Full Name at Birth Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr
Age 95 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd April, 1908
Birthplace Belleville, Illinois
Died 6th July, 2003
Place of Death Torrance, California
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 6' 3½" (192 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones
Year(s) Active 1928–2001
Official Websites http://www.buddyebsen.com/
Father Christian Ludolf Ebsen
Mother Frances Wendt Ebsen

Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003), was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies and as the title character in the 1970s detective series Barnaby Jones. Ebsen also played Fess Parker's sidekick in Walt Disney's Davy Crockett miniseries (1953–54). Cast as the Tin Man in 1939's The Wizard of Oz, Ebsen fell ill from aluminum toxicity from the makeup and was forced to drop out of the film. Ebsen had a cameo role in the 1993 film version of The Beverly Hillbillies, not as Jed Clampett, but as his other famous character Barnaby Jones.

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Buddy Ebsen95 AriesActor
Dorothy Knott-
Nancy Wolcott-
Ruth Cambridge-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SusannahFemaleNancy Wolcott
CathyFemaleNancy Wolcott
ElizabethFemaleRuth Cambridge
AlixFemaleRuth Cambridge
Bonnie WolcottFemale27th August, 195166 years oldNancy Wolcott
Nancy KierstenFemale14th January, 195860 years oldNancy Wolcott
DustinMale13th April, 195959 years oldNancy Wolcott


King of the Hill1997Chet EldersonTV Show
Burke's Law1994Louie PikeTV Show
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Barnaby JonesMovie
Working Tra$h1990Vandevere LodgeTV Movie
Stone Fox1987GrandpaTV Movie
CBS Summer Playhouse1987Buddy TuckerTV Show
Milroy: Santa's Misfit Mutt1987Santa Claus (voice)Movie
Finder of Lost Loves1984Walter LewisTV Show
The Yellow Rose1983Toat GilmoreTV Show
Matt Houston1982Roy HoustonTV Show
Fire on the Mountain1981John VogelinTV Movie
The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies1981Jed ClampettTV Movie
The Paradise Connection1979Stuart DouglasTV Movie
Leave Yesterday Behind1978DocTV Movie
The Bastard1978Benjamin EdesTV Movie
The Critical List1978Charles SpragueTV Movie
Smash-Up on Interstate 51976Al PearsonTV Movie
The Tiny Tree1975Squire Badger (Narrator) (voice)Short Film
The Horror at 37,000 Feet1973Glenn FarleeTV Movie
The President's Plane Is Missing1973Vice President Kermit MadiganTV Movie
Tom Sawyer1973Muff PotterTV Movie
Barnaby Jones1973Barnaby JonesTV Show
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe1972Joshua CabeTV Movie
Alias Smith and Jones1971George Austin, Phil ArcherTV Show
Cannon1971Barnaby JonesTV Show
The Andersonville Trial1970Dr. John BatesTV Movie
Night Gallery1969Doc Soames (segment "The Waiting Room")TV Show
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band1968Calvin BowerMovie
Hawaii Five-O1968Professor Ambrose PierceTV Show
The Dean Martin Show1965TV Show
Mail Order Bride1964Will LaneMovie
Mr. Kingston1964Movie
The Interns1962Dr. Sidney WohlMovie
The Beverly Hillbillies1962Jed ClampettTV Show
Westinghouse Presents: That's Where the Town Is Going1962George PrebbleTV Movie
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961Doc GolightlyMovie
Bus Stop1961Virge BlessingTV Show
Gunslinger1961Jed SpanglerTV Show
King of Diamonds1961AndersonTV Show
Checkmate1960Pete O'MaraTV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960David BrowneTV Show
The Barbara Stanwyck Show1960Dr. Mark CarrollTV Show
The Best of the Post1960The Trumpet ManTV Show
Adventures in Paradise1959Ben CurtisTV Show
Black Saddle1959Gurney RhodesTV Show
Bonanza1959Cactus Murphy, Sheriff Jesse SandersTV Show
Johnny Ringo1959Matt SampleTV Show
Lock Up1959Curly SimmonsTV Show
Rawhide1959George Stimson, Will KinchTV Show
Riverboat1959Niles CoxTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959Jimbo CobbTV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958Baxter KelloggTV Show
Bronco1958Sergeant CassTV Show
Northwest Passage1958Hunk Marriner, Sergeant Hunk MarrinerTV Show
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958BretTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Bram Holden, Marshal Elmo CraneTV Show
Maverick1957Nero Lyme, Rumsey Plumb, Sheriff Scratch MaddenTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Daniel J. Ferguson, Lou ReeseTV Show
Attack1956Sfc. Tolliver - Fox Co.Movie
Between Heaven and Hell1956Pvt. Willie CrawfordMovie
Playhouse 901956Froelich, PhilTV Show
Corky and White Shadow1956Sheriff Matt BradyTV Show
Strange Stories1956TV Show
Gunsmoke1955Drago, Hannibal Bass, Print QuimbyTV Show
Screen Directors Playhouse1955FredTV Show
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater1955Mike ApplegateTV Show
Night People1954Sgt. Eddie McCollochMovie
Red Garters1954Ginger PeteMovie
Climax!1954Ben, GaffneyTV Show
Studio 571954Ira FarrTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954George RusselTV Show
G.E. True Theater1953Pa JerichoTV Show
Omnibus1952Pat Humbert (segment "The House")TV Show
Broadway Television Theatre1952Henry Williams, Preston Mitchell, William MageeTV Show
Chevron Theatre1952TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Ripplehissian gangTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Jed ClampettTV Show
Rodeo King and the Senorita1951Muscles BentonMovie
Silver City Bonanza1951Gabe HorneMovie
Gruen Guild Theater1951The GenieTV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951Mail CarrierTV Show
Thunder in God's Country1951Deputy Happy HooperMovie
Utah Wagon Train1951SnooperMovie
Personal Appearance Theater1951Hugo BeamTV Show
The Andrews Sisters1951TexMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950PaulTV Show
Under Mexicali Stars1950Homer OglethorpeMovie
Stars Over Hollywood1950Mail CarrierTV Show
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948TV Show
Sing Your Worries Away1942Tommy JonesMovie
Parachute Battalion1941Jeff HollisMovie
They Met in Argentina1941Duke FerrelMovie
Four Girls in White1939ExpressMovie
The Wizard of Oz1939The Tin Man (singing voice, uncredited)Movie
The Kid from Texas1939'Snifty'Movie
My Lucky Star1938BuddyMovie
The Girl of the Golden West1938'Alabama'Movie
Yellow Jack1938'Jellybeans'Movie
Broadway Melody of 19381937Peter TrotMovie
Banjo on My Knee1936BuddyMovie
Born to Dance1936'Mush' TracyMovie
Captain January1936Paul RobertsMovie
Broadway Melody of 19361935TedMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

wjerryzwjerryzSep 28, 2017

Buddy was always a class act

RoosterJul 31, 2011

Wasn't he allergic to rust or something?

Mike MartinApr 2, 2010

Buddy Ebsen great actor and come to find out a great dancer,

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