Buddy Ebsen (Actor) Age, Bio, Marriage, Family, Wiki, Wife, Networth, Film and TV

Buddy Ebsen (Actor) Age, Bio, Marriage, Family, Wiki, Wife, Networth, Film and TV

Buddy Ebsen starts his career as a dancer in the year 1920 in a Broadway choir. He then formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen, who also pop up on Broadway. In 1935, he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they signed the first film Broadway Melody (1936).

Name:Buddy Ebsen
Profession(s):Actor, dancer, comedian
Physical Stats
Weight (approx.):75 KG
Height (approx.):In Feet and Inches - 6′ 3″
In meter - 1.92 m
In centimeter -192 cm
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:White
Personal Life
Date of Birth:April 2, 1908
Age (at death time):95 Years
Birthplace:Belleville, Illinois, U.S.
Death date:July 6, 2003
Death place:Torrance, California, U.S.
Zodiac sign:Aries
Political party:Republican
Film Debut:Broadway Melody of 1936
TV Debut:Northwest Passage
Father :N/A
Sister:Vilma Ebsen
Wife and more
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Date: First Marriage - 1936
Second Marriage - 1945
Third Marriage - 1985
first wife:Ruth Cambridge
​​(m. 1936; div. 1942)​
Second Wife:Nancy Wolcott
​​(m. 1945; div. 1985)​
Third Wife:Dorothy Knott ​(m. 1985)
Bonnie Ebsen,
Kiki Ebsen,
Dustin Ebsen,
Elizabeth Ebsen,
Susannah Ebsen,
Cathy Ebsen,
Alix Ebsen
Networth & Money
Income Source TV and film Actor
Networth (approx.) $2 Million

Buddy Ebsen Marriage

He was first married to Ruth Cambridge. The couple had two daughters. Their relationship ended in divorce.

Ebsen married Lieutenant Nancy Wolcott’s second wife In 1945. The couple had 4 daughters, including Kiki Ebsen, and 1 son. They both separate after 39 years.

Buddy married his third wife, Dorothy “Dotti” Knott In 1985. The pair had no children.

Facts About Buddy Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen was born on April 2, 1908, in Belleville, Illinois, United States.

Buddy Ebsen is famous due to playing the role of Jed Clampett in the American television comedy film The Beverly Hillbillies (1960). Max Baer Jr also works in this film as the Clampetts.

He has sung the song Rolling Home (1936) in the American musical film Born to Dance.

He works in the movie Broadway Melody (1936) as Ted Burke. His sister Vilma also play role in this movie as Sally Burke.

MGM studio boss Louis B. Mayer offered him a full contract in 1938, but Ebsen turned it down. Despite Mayer’s warning that he would never get duty in Hollywood again, he was offered the role of the Scarecrow in the American musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz (1939). He works in the song We’re Off to See the Wizard in this film.

Ebsen agreed to switch roles with Ray Bolger, who was cast as Tin Man. Ebsen later became ill from the makeup and was replaced by Jack Haley. He returned to the stage, making only a few films before landing a part in the Disney production of Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955). After that, he became a straight actor and later gained more fame in his own hit series, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and Barnaby Jones (1973).

At the age of 95, Ebsen died due to respiratory failure at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California on July 6, 2003.

Buddy Ebsen Film and TV

Buddy Ebsen Film

Broadway Melody of 1936Ted Burke1935
Captain JanuaryPaul Roberts1936
Born to Dance'Mush' Tracy1936
Broadway Melody of 1938 Peter Trot1937
Yellow JackJellybeans1938
The Kid from Texas Snifty1939
They Met in ArgentinaDuke Ferrel1941
Sing Your Worries AwayTommy Jones1942
Under Mexicali StarsHomer Oglethorpe1950
Silver City BonanzaGabe Horne1951
Red GartersGinger Pete1954
Mission of DangerHunk Marriner1959
Breakfast at Tiffany'sDoc Golightly1961
The InternsDr. Sidney Wohl1962
Mail Order BrideWill Lane1964
Tom SawyerMuff Potter1973
The BastardBenjamin Edes1978
Fire on the MountainJohn Vogelin1981
Stone FoxGrandpa1987
The Beverly Hillbillies Barnaby Jones1993

Buddy Ebsen TV

TV ShowRoleDate
Northwest PassageSergeant Hunk Marriner in 26 episodes1958–1959
BonanzaSheriff Jesse Sanders in the episode "The Sisters"1959
Riverboat Niles Cox in "The Water of Gorgeous Springs"1960
The Twilight ZoneJimbo Cobb in "The Prime Mover"1961
RawhideDoctor George Stimson in "The Pitchwagon"1962
Bonanza Cactus Murphy in "The Saddle Stiff"1972
Barnaby JonesBarnaby Jones in 178 episodes1973–1980
Matt HoustonRoy Houston in 22 episodes1984–1985
King of the Hill Chet Elderson (voice) in "A Firefighting We Will Go"1999

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