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Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen's biography

Buddy Ebsen is 95 years old singer born at Belleville. He was born on Thursday 2nd of April 1908. According to year of birth 1908 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 2nd of April means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be singer. You can know him also as television actor, stage actor, military officer, coin collecting, film actor, film producer, dancer. He is recently known as actor.

Buddy Ebsen's family

Buddy Ebsen's ex spouse

Nancy Wolcott

Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Wolcott have been together since 1946 for 39 years.

He has 1 daughter.

Buddy Ebsen's daughter: Kiki Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen's daughter's name is Kiki Ebsen. She is known as singer. His daughter was born on Tuesday 14th of January 1958 in Los Angeles.

Buddy Ebsen's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Florida, Rollins College.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida shortly before starting his film career.
  • He graduated from Orlando High School, in Orlando, Florida, in 1926.

Buddy Ebsen's career

His main focus is to be singer. He focuses on Western music.

How did Buddy Ebsen die

He died on on Sunday 6th of July 2003 when he was 95 years old at Torrance. Buddy Ebsens death was caused by complications from pneumonia. It happend like natural causes.

What Buddy Ebsen has done for a first time

  • Was Quinn Martin's first choice for the lead role of Barnaby Jones (1973), he accepted it, which was his comeback to television, after a 2 year absence.
  • Worked with William Conrad in episodes of both shows: Barnaby Jones (1973), which Conrad appeared on the first episode, and another afterwards and Cannon (1971).
  • Was approached by Paul Henning for his first choice as the lead role of Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).
  • Was the producers first choice for the lead role of Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955), but lost the role to fellow actor Fess Parker. Ebsen played Parker's sidekick in the series.
  • Ebsen's first wife, Ruth, was originally Walter Winchell's secretary/Girl Friday.
  • Buddy Ebsen passed away on July 6, 2003, aged 95. In the last two years of his life, he recorded his first CD in which he sang some of his own songs.
  • He began his first television series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), at age 54.

Buddy Ebsen's quotes

  • You take a blank piece of paper and, whatever you're thinking, you write it down. I'm very satisfied if, in my mind, it increased the value of the paper. That's what writing should do. It should increase the value of the paper.
  • [Commenting on having written a romance novel at age 93]: "There are a lot of me's."
  • You get more negative reactions than positive reactions as you go through life, and the big lesson is nobody counts you out but yourself...I never have, I never will.
  • [Who said as to why The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) was his favorite TV series to date]: "The one flaw in this is that you can't hear the people laughing."
  • [on being a best-selling author]: "Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on."
  • [Of his Barnaby Jones character]: "Barnaby is more of a fox. He counter-punches. He lets somebody make a mistake and he capitalizes on it."
  • I have about six plays and I want to write 'My First 50 Years in Show Business.' My mother, God bless her, saved every letter from 1928 on. Every clipping pictures. She squirreled it all away.
  • [Who was still going on strong with his Barnaby Jones character]: "After this, I'll just get into something else. Some other job. I can't do nothing."
  • [Who said in 1977 about his tune, The September Song, taken from Knickerbocker Holiday]: "I don't consider 'September Song' a survivor song, but there is one line which expresses why I'll never retire. That's these few golden days I'll spend with you."
  • [When he was playing the saxophone, the same instrument that inspired future president Bill Clinton, to play it long after him]: "Sixty-seven years ago, I owned a saxophone and played in the high school band. I said, 'Shucks, if he can do it, I can.'"
  • They got a lot of very important people to make a comment about 'Hillbillies,' its position in the general tapestry of Americana.
  • [For gaining popularity for playing fifty-something Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies]: "I don't see how people can see themselves or their friends in our show."
  • [In 1993]: "It's therapeutic. When I get depressed, I just rent a cassette [of it] and I feel good. I don't have to see a doctor."
  • They had poise. They never felt out of place.
  • [For gaining popularity as the sixty-something Barbaby Jones]: With such a glut of private-eye shows, I didn't see how another one could succeed, I really thought the network was making a mistake.
  • I can walk on any stage in the English-speaking world and say, 'Well, doggies!' and I'm home free.
  • [In 1994]: The big lesson is you get more negative reactions than positive reactions as you go through life, and the big lesson is nobody counts you out but yourself. . . . I never have, I never will.
  • [About The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)]: As I recall, the only good notice was in the Saturday Review. The critic said the show possessed 'social comment combined with a high Nielsen, an almost impossible achievement in these days.' I kinda liked that!
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Buddy Ebsen's body shape

Lets describe how Buddy Ebsen looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.