Dancer and actor Buddy Ebsen was born on April 2, 1908, in Belleville, Illinois. He initially pursued medicine, but left school for New York City before graduating. His first role was a Broadway chorus spot. He made films in the 1930s, but is best known for his film role in Disney’s Davy Crockett series in the 1950s and his television roles on The Beverly Hillbillies and Barnaby Jones. He died in 2003.
Buddy Ebsen (April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003) Born in Belleville, IL. Enlisted in the Coast Guard during WW II serving from 1943-46. Dancer and actor best known for his television roles as Jed Clampett in The Beverly Hillbillies, and title role in Barnaby Jones.