Buddy Ebsen gone at 95

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    Bob Thomas
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    June 7, 2003

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    Thanks Eric for posting this, I just heard about it. Once more , another great one has gone on. We'll never forget his role as Jed Clampett from "The Beverly Hillbillies". R.I.P. Buddy...
     
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    I am so out of touch - I never realized he had such storied career.
     
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    Wow and TCM was showing a lot of Wizard of Oz programming yesterday. Besides Jed Clampett I'll always know Buddy as Barnaby Jones.

    I guess Heaven is the place to be right now!

    RIP
     
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    What a miserable year!

    We fans of 30s Hollywood are just getting it left and right.

    Ebsen was a wonderful character actor and one of the few character actors where one could immediately place a name to the face. His warm, folksy style echoed rural sensibility and values, appealing to rural audiences with his familiarity and urban audiences with his naive farm boy charm.

    As to films, HTFers will most likely remember him as playing Audrey Hepburn's lovelorn husband in Breakfast at Tiffany's a small but subtle role and one tailored to Ebsen's style of playing respectable hayseeds who somehow aren't objects of derision.

    Thank you Buddy! Last of the great vaudevillians.
     

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