Appeared in "Flying Colors" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music, lyrics and material by Arthur Schwartz
and Howard Dietz
(who also directed). "On the American Plan" written in collaboration with George S. Kaufman
. "Bon Voyage" and "The Salesman" written in collaboration with Corey Ford
. "Lost in the Crowd" written in ...
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Did You Know?
[Who said as to why The Beverly Hillbillies
(1962) was his favorite TV series to date]: "The one flaw in this is that you can't hear the people laughing."
He and sister Vilma Ebsen
performed in vaudeville doing variations on the same theme -- with Vilma playing a dancing instructor who teaches the seemingly uncoordinated country doofas Buddy how to dance. A vaudeville showstopper in such shows as "Whoopee!", "Flying Colors" and "The Ziegfeld Follies of 1934", they were known for a time as "The Baby Astaires".
The catchphrase "Wellll, doggies!"