"Wild Card", "Behave Yourself", "Be Sure You're Right", "Angelica", "Handsome Stranger", and "Howdy".
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
1 Article |
6' 3¼" (1.91 m)
Did You Know?
My father was born in what used to be Denmark and later became part of Germany. After what my uncle told him about his experiences in the German army, my father thought he had better get out of the country fast. That's why he came to the United States when he was 16 and went to Chicago, where his sister had married the postmaster.
Originally cast as the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz
(1939), Buddy was hospitalized as a result of inhaling aluminum powder used as part of his make-up. One chorus of "We're Off to See the Wizard" in the movie and soundtrack album retain Ebsen's original vocals as the Tin Man, recorded before he was forced to leave the production. Because of the prolonged hospitalization, he was replaced by Jack
The catchphrase "Wellll, doggies!"