Christian Rudolph "Buddy" Ebsen

Buddy Ebsen, known for the TV characters he played on "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones", has passed on at the age of 95 of respiratory failure. His family said as an artist he saw and appreciated beauty in all things. He started as a song and dance man in show business.

He started pre-medical studies but had to abandon it because of money problems. He had learned dancing fundamentals at his father's school and decided to become a dancer in New York. He got a job in "Whoopee" in 1928 with Eddie Cantor.

Ebsen had 2 daughters by his first wife, Ruth Cambridge, Walter Winchell's girl Friday. The second marriage to Nancy followed and they had four daughters and a son. The 1985 marriage to Dorothy Knott was Buddy?s third.

Christian Rudolph "Buddy" Ebsen was born on April 2, 1908 and passed on July 6, 2003.