Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Barnaby Jones. He thought it was fun playing one of his signature characters in a movie about another one.
less than 2 years. Ebson considered himself very lucky for going from one hit to another. Barnaby Jones stayed on for seven years.
Buddy Ebsen. The role was written for him. Raymond Bailey was Milburn Drysdale the banker and Frank Wilcox was Mr Brewster, the oil company executive who gave the Clampetts their millions.
George Russel. He was Davy Crockett's side-kick. He was sent to read for Davy but Fess Parker had that role. However they liked him so much they built this role up for him.
He had an allergic reaction to the makeup.. The silver makeup used for The Tinman infected his eyes and lungs and they didn't want to hold up the production. They then cast Jack Haley (after changing the makeup!).
The Scarecrow. Ray Bolger was cast as The Tinman, but thought he'd do better as The Scarecrow and had the roles switched.
1920s. 1928 to be exact. This means he performed for over 70 years before he passed away!
He was too tall.. The producer said to "get rid of the boy a foot taller than the rest"!
Waiter. Buddy Epsen: "My first job was in West Palm Beach; I hopped tables at a drugstore on Clematis, a corner drugstore. I got $1 a day, and I was very proud of it. To get there, I bicycled over the free bridge, which fell apart because they didn't put enough cement in it. I was very proud of that $1 a day because we needed the money." This story appeared in "The Post" on 6th March 2001.
Medicine. His dad owned a dancing studio, but he went to The University of Florida to study pre-med. He had to leave when his family ran out of money.
95. He was born in 1908 and died July 6, 2003.
Christian. He was born Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr in Belleville, IL.