Wrote "Honest John", produced on Broadway.
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[As to why he didn't want to star in The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962), in the first place]: I was reluctant to do it, because I didn't think I had any business in this picture because it was gonna be all new people. And then Penelope got on the phone and finally persuaded me to do it. She felt that it was a good comedy notion, and I think it turned out she was right.
An outspoken Republican, he helped defeat Nancy Kulp
, his co-star in The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962), in her 1984 Democratic congressional bid in Pennsylvania. Ebsen made radio ads for her opponent accusing Kulp of being "too liberal" and not good for the district. The two did not speak for years after the incident, but eventually settled their differences.
His unusual, almost surreal dancing and singing style