The original 1963 cast of Petticoat Junction (from left): Patricia Woodell, Bea Benaderet, Linda Kaye Henning & Sharon Tate. Filmways director Martin Ransohoff believed that Sharon Tate lacked confidence and the role was given to Jeannine Riley. Ransohoff gave Tate small parts in Mister Ed and The Beverly Hillbillies to help her gain experience.
Watched a documentary on him. what a sick individual, but no one can force anyone to follow. He was a force to be reckoned with, a very charismatic man. He proves that you don't need weapons to lead, its all in how you speak, mind power if you will, that will make sheeple follow.