Wednesday, April 2, 2008

100th Birthday- Buddy Ebsen

100 Hundred Years Ago Today- Buddy Ebsen was born, best known as that man named Jed in the popular television series "The Beverly Hillbillies". Learn more about his times in Beverly Hills with Stephen Cox's book " The Beverly Hillbillies: A Fortieth Anniversary Wing Ding" (791.45 Cox) or we have many episodes on DVD.

Did you know that Buddy Ebsen was original cast as the Tin Man in the 1939 classic film, "The Wizard of Oz". The silver paint dust almost killed him and prevented him from taking the role.

Learn more in Buddy's autobiography "The other side of oz"

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