Appeared (as "Elmer Whipple") in "Yokel Boy" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by / lyrics by / directed by / produced by Lew Brown
. Music by Charles Tobias
and Sam H. Stept
. Choreographed by Gene Snyder. Scenic Design by Walter Jagemann. Majestic Theatre: 6 Jul 1939-6 Jan 1940 (208 performances). Cast: Judy Canova
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Did You Know?
[Who said in 1977 about his tune, The September Song, taken from Knickerbocker Holiday]: "I don't consider 'September Song' a survivor song, but there is one line which expresses why I'll never retire. That's these few golden days I'll spend with you."
Director Norman Foster
first recommended Ebsen to Walt Disney
to play Davy Crockett, and Disney was "half sold" on the idea. Then Disney saw Fess Parker
in the sci-fi film Them!
(1954) and cast the strapping actor as the famed frontiersman. Ebsen was crestfallen because he knew how big the picture would be. The next day the studio signed Ebsen on as Crockett's weatherbeaten sidekick, Georgie ...