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Christian Rudolph "Buddy" Ebsen, Jr. April 2, — July 6, was an American dancer, movie, voice, television, radio, and stage actor. Ebsen was the oldest voice guest star in television history with his voice role as Chet Elderson in King of the Hill. Ebsen was originally cast to play the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Ebsen had a very bad allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in the Tin Man's makeup. He had to go to the hospital. He was so sick that Jack Haley replaced him as the Scarecrow.
Revisit " Sister, Sister " and more '90s TV throwbacks that need a revival now. See our picks list. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Buddy Ebsen — Actor Soundtrack Producer. Down 1, this week. Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen , which also appeared on Broadway. While Vilma retired from Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen , which also appeared on Broadway. They were a little bit taller than Shirley Temple , with whom he danced in Captain January MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer offered him an exclusive contract in , but Ebsen turned it down. In spite of Mayer's warning that he would never get a job in Hollywood again, he was offered the role of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz Ebsen agreed to change roles with Ray Bolger , who was cast as the Tin Man. Ebsen subsequently became ill from the aluminum make-up, however, and was replaced by Jack Haley.