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|Also Known As:||Christian Rudolph Ebsen Jr.||Died:||July 6, 2003|
|Born:||April 2, 1908||Cause of Death:||natural causes|
|Birth Place:||Belleville, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor vaudevillian dancer playwright|
Buddy Ebsen was a tall, not particularly handsome, somewhat gangly hoofer who performed an amazing rope-like dance number on stage with his sister Vilma. With the encouragement of his father, who operated a dance studio, he was partnered with his sister as a youngster. Not unlike Fred and Adele Astaire, the Ebsens toured in vaudeville and hit Broadway in the 1920s. The duo danced in "Whoopee" and in one of the last editions of the "Ziegfeld Follies" (1934).
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