Recognize this hoofer? That's Buddy Ebsen, Jed Clampett himself, in his twenties, younger than you've probably ever seen him. This production number is from the 1936 movie Born to Dance. Ebsen wasn't the star; it was a Jimmy Stewart movie.
Buddy Ebsen was originally slated to be the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." Ray Bolger wanted to be the Scarecrow, so they switched roles, with Ebsen taking the role of the Tin Man in the movie. However, Ebsen became ill from the aluminum make-up and was replaced by Jack Haley.
You're right, never seen him that young. It kind of changes my perspective of what Jed Clampett might have been thinking while things swirled around him.
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