Friday, July 27, 2018

Blind Item #12 - Reader Blind Item

This occurred on the set of a detective show that ran for a number of years a number of decades ago.  The actor who played the title character was relatively old to play this type of role. Prior to this show, he had another show that was also successful and long running but a completely different genre.  Before that, he was known for a certain skill he demonstrated in movies but was usually a second banana.

The actor did not like what he saw during the shooting of that week’s episode.  A child actor’s guardian was behaving very inappropriately with the child and even offered to pimp the child out.  Finally, the actor had him thrown off the set and after the day’s shoot was complete called Child Protective Services.  He was assisted in this by the very beautiful woman who played a relation on the show.  She was well known for winning a prestigious title prior to her acting career.

53 comments:

sandybrook said...

Lorne Greene\Griff\? After Bonanza.

yepthatsme said...

What is a second banana? Who was the first banana or was the first one called Mango?

mud said...

Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriweather.

Redhead66 said...

was she miss america?

sandybrook said...

Mud got it very good

Tricia13 said...

Yep Barnaby Jones

annie roo said...

Raymond Burr and Barbara Anderson.

mud said...

my granny loved barnaby jones. feels good that mr. ebsen seems to have been a good guy.

OB said...

Barnaby Jones

Buddy Ebsen: Jed Clampett/dancing in movies prior career as 2nd banana

Lee Meriwether: Miss America

Pinky Lee said...

Carroll O'Connor - In the heat of the night, don't know the co star female assistant, the child actor or the handler....

J said...

People pimping out kids should be very uncommon.

Once they're caught, they should be made to stop.

Seems like Hollywood has that whole thing backward.

Liz Pop said...

I have no idea but am definitely intrigued. Following this one.

Pinky Lee said...

Actor: Carroll O'Connor
Show: In the Heat of the Night
Beautiful helpful actress who plays relation: Margaret Blye
Child Actor:
Handler:

Flashy Vic said...

I'd have preferred that he kicked the living shite out of the molesting cunt first but, fair does, he still did a hell of a lot more than any of the noncing hashtag worshipping fucktards infesting Hollyweird today do.

Me Again said...

This should not be a blind.

John the peon said...

it has to be Buddy Ebsen he played second banana in a whole lot of westerns that I would watch with my father.

Brayson87 said...

So what's the rest of the story? What happened to the kid? Should we clap for him doing what any normal decent person would do in that situation?

CJ said...

The real-life Buddy Ebsen -- singer, dancer, actor, sailor, commodore of a yacht club -- was about as different from Jed Clampett as an American could be. Something to keep in mind when reading about your favorite stars.

Jon Feltman said...

Northern CA remains ablaze... Too bad the conflagration is not centered in Hwood. Burn that infested shithole to the ground.

andrea said...

Definitely should be labelled as a kindness blind.

Slow day for Enty, extra reveals and reader blinds.

gauloise said...

Buddy ebsen started out as a tap dancer in Hollywood movies in the 30s, he played second banana to other stars, like Shirley Temple, he was never a leading man like Fred Astaire.

Humor Me said...

Mud called it first - very good!!

mrkwong said...

His sailing memoir is a good read.

Randyman said...

yeah its buddy ebsen

Happymostofthetime said...

Jack Klugman, Quincy (not detective but sort of). Old show: The Odd Couple. ?

Happymostofthetime said...

Oh wait, Lee Meriweather... def Buddy Ebsen.

Dahling said...

Buddy Epson was a professional dancer before an actor. He and his sister were an act, but then he did some dancing in movies along side some better knowns.

Unknown said...

Andy Griffith.

Went from a comedy to a detective a.k.a. Matlock.

Sharper Teeth said...

whoever he is, thank you

Simon said...

Andy Griffith and Linda purl

Kate said...

I believe Buddy Ebsen was going to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz but had a very bad reaction to the makeup so they recast w/ Jack Haley Jr.

AbbyRock said...

This should be a kindness blind. One of the most generous acts I have read of an actor and actress here on CDAN.

Lisa said...

Definitely not Griffith, who was revealed as a pedophile on this site.

It was Buddy Ebsen, whose co star on Barnaby was former Miss America Lee Merriweather.

Both of them were good eggs.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Andy Griffith good guess, but would bet money it's Buddy Epson w/ Lee Meriwhether one of the most beautiful women to ever appear on television, for this role, and as Catwoman w. Adam West, one season of Mission: Impossible, many other shows and guest roles.

It would be good to know what happened to the kid, but to those who ask why Epson didn't follow up, let's consider how out of character and possible even brave it was for him to do what he did.

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Robin said...

Dick Van Dyke? Diagnosis Murder, Dick Van Dyke Show, & all the musicals he was in dancing and singing

Janis said...

James Garner but don't know who the woman is

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Sara, Making It Work said...

@Lisa, what blind was that? Do you remember the details or when it was posted?

Gail said...

Buddy Ebsen. He started out as a great dancer.

totaji said...

Sara, his name was thrown out as the friend of Jerry Van Dyke in “the interview” but the consensus is that the friend was Gene Hackman. I don’t know any others involving him.

Sitcom Guy said...

My wife dated Ebsen's grandson when she was in high school, and met Buddy Ebsen several times. She says he was everything you would expect in a loving Grandfather, very kind, very funny, every bit the family man.

Alex said...
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Charity Channing said...

James Garner/ The Rockford Files ?

Charity Channing said...

Maverick, and The Rockford Files

Charity Channing said...

Nah. I suck.

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Unknown said...

Quincy?

AppleThief4Elliot said...

Shatner & Locklear - T.J. Hooker, before that Star Trek.

ardleighstreet said...

Buddy Ebsen played 2nd banana on a 80's show called Matt Houston.

d.c. said...

Dulé Hill, as Gus in Psych (detective series); tap-dancing; West Wing (prior long-running series) as Charlie.

Travelgrrl said...

Here's Buddy playing "second banana" to Shirley Temple - the serious dancing starts at 2:06.

What a great guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkLjMdE9-lY

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