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Edgar Buchanan
Original name: William Edgar Buchanan
Birth: Mar. 20, 1903
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1979
California, USA

Actor. He is fondly remembered for his role as the crusty character Uncle Joe Carson in the 1960s television comedy series "Petticoat Junction," "Green Acres," and "The Beverly Hillbillies." The son of a dentist, his family moved from Missouri to Eugene, Oregon when he was seven years old and he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist. In 1939 he and his wife, also a dentist, moved to Altadena, California to assume a new dental practice and he joined the Pasadena Playhouse as an actor. That same year he made a minor appearance in his first film, "My Son Is Guilty." He would go on to appear in more than 100 films during his life, including "Penny Serenade" (1941, with Cary Grant), "Tombstone," "The Town Too Tough to Die" (1942), "The Talk of the Town" (1942, with Ronald Colman and Jean Arthur), "The Man from Colorado" (1948), "Cheaper by the Dozen" (1950), "She Couldn't Say No" (1954), "Ride the High Country" (1962, with Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea), "McLintock!" (1963, with John Wayne), "Move Over, Darling" (1963, with Doris Day and James Garner), and "Benji" (1974, his last film). He also made guest appearances in numerous other popular television shows, including "Hopalong Cassidy," "Judge Roy Bean," "Perry Mason," "The Rifleman," "Cimarron City," "The Californians," "Maverick," "Laramie," "The Virginian," "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone," "Route 66," "The Lloyd Bridges Show," "Cade's County," and "Leave It To Beaver" (as both "Uncle Billy" and "Captain Jack"). He appeared in all 222 episodes of "Petticoat Junction," 17 episodes of "Green Acres," and three episodes of "The Beverly Hillbillies." He died of a stroke complicated by pneumonia. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mildred M Spence Buchanan (1907 - 1987)*
 
 Children:
  William Edgar Buchanan (1946 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Morning Light Section, Plot #7780
GPS (lat/lon): 34.145, -118.32316
 
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Record added: Jun 15, 1998
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 28, 2014
R.I.P.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014

- Tom Carroll
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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