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Holabird Advocate

Providing all the news we see fit to print since 2002!

Monday, July 07, 2003
VOL. Issue 7D
After a weekend of taking care of his grandfather, and other things, Holabird Advocate Publisher, Jerry Hinkle, was in a great deal of pain. His parents got back from camping, and then took Darrel Hinkle, and his family, to the drive-in at Miller. Jerry went to bed early and stayed there until 9 am. He then took to the sofa until 10:30am when he had breakfast. For dinner he had one peanut butter sandwich.
He rallyed, however, when he heard that Buddy Ebsen had died. He was heard to say "I must publish a tribute to him, because "Entertainment Tonight" will be too busy gushing over "Ben and J Lo.", or "Brad and Jennifer" to do him justice".
by Jerry Hinkle, Special to the Holabird Advocate
Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr. was born April 2, 1908. He started in show business as a "hoofer", dancing with Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. He was to make "The Wizard of Oz" with Garland as the Tin Woodsman, but was alergic to the aluminium make-up used in the film. His voice can be heard in one chorus of "We're off to see the Wizard". He even took a turn as Davy Crocket's sidekick Georgie Russell in a couple of movies.
His performance in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" caught the attention of Paul Henning, creater of "the Beverly Hillbillies" His portrayal of Jed Clampett showed not only his comedic talent, but his scenes with Donna Douglas as his Daughter Ellie May allowed him to show a tender dramatic side to his acting as well. He also starred as the title character in "Barnaby Jones". In 2001, Ebsen wrote a novel based on the "Barnaby Jones".
Bubby Ebsen died of an undisclosed illness. He was 95.

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