Born on this day in 1908, in Belleville, Illinois, actor and dancer, Buddy Ebsen. Ebsen is well-known for playing the part of Jed Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies, but he had a long career as a song and dance man during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Ebsen was also slated to play The Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, before an allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in the character’s makeup forced him to step down.
Born on this day in 1904, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, actor and dancer, Ray Bolger. Though Bolger achieved cinema immortality for his role as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, he starred in a number of successful films, had his own TV show, and toured with The Harry James Band.
Born on this day in 1895, in New York City, actor Bert Lahr. Though Lahr appeared in more than two dozen films, his most famous role was as The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard Of Oz.
Born on this day in 1898, in Boston, Massachusetts, actor Jack Haley. While Haley appeared in dozens of films, he is best remembered as The Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz.
Born on this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., actress Billie Burke. Burke had a 50+ year career in radio, television and film, but is best-remembered for playing Glinda, the good witch, in the classic Wizard Of Oz.