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Edgar Buchanan ACTOR


Edgar Buchanan was born on March 20th, 1903 in Humansville, Missouri with the birth name William Edgar Buchanan.  When he was seven years old his family relocated to live in Oregon.  Edgar attended college at the University of Oregon and pursued a career as a dentist like his fathers profession. 
From 1929 to 1937, Buchanan worked as an oral surgeon in Eugene Oregon and then relocated his private practice to Atlanta, Georgia.  During his free time he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse and by the age of thirty six, he gave up his career as a dentist in pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry.
He made his film debut in 1939 on, "My Son is Guilty" and this role followed with over one hundred film roles such as, "Penny Serenade" (1941), "The Man From Colorado" (1948) starring Glenn Ford and William Holden, "The Big Trees" (1952) starring Kirk Douglas, "Ride The High Country" (1962) starring Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, "Move Over Darling" (1962) and "McLintock! (1963) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills, Yvonne De Carlo, Gordon Jones and Jerry Van Dyke, to name a few.   
He was also very involved as a television actor beginning with work alongside William Boyd on the popular, "Hopalong Cassidy" series.  Edgar also appeared on "Bat Masterson", The Rifleman", "Make Room for Daddy", "The Adventures of Jim Bowie", "Climax!" and "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.  He is most known by many for his roles on, "Judge Roy Bean" (1956), "Petticoat Junction" (1963) and "Cade's County" (1971) co-starring Glenn Ford. "Petticoat Junction" ran for seven years total and 222 episodes in which he portrayed the character, Uncle Joe Carson.  This same character was again portrayed by him on three episodes of, "The Beverly Hillbillies" and on seventeen episodes of, "Green Acres".   
He worked with another famous actor, Glenn Ford in thirteen different productions.  His final movie role was on "Benjii" (1974) which he was reunited with the god star who he first worked with on the "Petticoat Junction".      
Edgar Buchanan was only married one time to Mildred Marguerite Spence whom he married on April 14th, 1928 and they were together until he passed away on April 4th, 1979 in Palm Desert, California from a stroke that was complicated by pneumonia.  He was interred in the Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.  


1974   Benji 
1973   Love, American Style 
1972   The Partridge Family
1971-1972  Cade's County
1971   Yuma
1971   The Virginian
1970   The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
1970   The Mod Squad
1970   The Name of the Game 
1963-1970  Petticoat Junction
1969   The Over-the-Hill Gang
1965-1969  Green Acres 
1969   Angel in My Pocket  
1968   The Beverly Hillbillies
1968   Something for a Lonely Man
1967   Welcome to Hard Times  
1966   Gunpoint 
1965   Vacation Playhouse
1965   Luke and the Tenderfoot
1965   The Man from Button Willow 
1965   The Rounders
1963   Move Over, Darling
1963   McLintock! 
1963   A Ticklish Affair 
1963   Donovan's Reef
1962-1963  Dr. Kildare
1962-1963  Gunsmoke 
1962-1963  The Lloyd Bridges Show
1957-1963  Leave It to Beaver 
1962   Dennis the Menace
1962   The Wide Country
1958-1962  Perry Mason
1962   Have Gun - Will Travel
1960-1962  Laramie 
1962   Stoney Burke
1962   Alcoa Premiere
1960-1962  Route 66
1962   Ride the High Country
1960-1962  Outlaws
1962   Thriller 
1962   Twilight Zone
1961   The Andy Griffith Show 
1958-1961  The Rifleman 
1961   Bus Stop 
1961   The Comancheros 
1961   The Bob Cummings Show 
1961   The Tall Man
1961   Devil's Partner 
1961   Tammy Tell Me True 
1961   The Barbara Stanwyck Show 
1960-1961  Bonanza 
1957-1961  Tales of Wells Fargo
1961   National Velvet 
1961   Klondike 
1958-1961  Maverick
1960   Cimarron 
1960   Chartroose Caboose 
1960   Riverboat 
1957-1960  Wagon Train
1960   Stagecoach West
1960   Assignment: Underwater
1960   Bat Masterson
1960   Bronco 
1960   Four Fast Guns  
1959   The Deputy
1959   Hound-Dog Man 
1959   Edge of Eternity
1959   Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1959   It Started with a Kiss 
1955-1959  G.E. True Theater 
1959   King of the Wild Stallions 
1958-1959  The Californians 
1959   Wanted: Dead or Alive
1959   Trackdown 
1959   Lawman
1959   Stump Run 
1958   Cimarron City 
1958   26 Men 
1958   The Millionaire
1958   The Gale Storm Show 
1958   Studio One in Hollywood
1958   The Restless Gun
1958   The Sheepman 
1956-1958  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
1958   The Adventures of Jim Bowie 
1958   Day of the Bad Man 
1957   Climax! 
1957   The Christophers
1957   Spoilers of the Forest  
1956-1957  Judge Roy Bean
1957   Whirlybirds
1956   Crossroads
1956   Strange Stories
1956   Telephone Time
1953-1956  The Danny Thomas Show 
1956   Come Next Spring 
1955   Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955   Wichita 
1955   The Lonesome Trail 
1955   The Ford Television Theatre
1953-1955  Cavalcade of America
1955   The Silver Star 
1955   Rage at Dawn 
1954   Destry 
1954   Dawn at Socorro 
1954   Human Desire 
1952-1954  Hopalong Cassidy
1954   Make Haste to Live
1954   She Couldn't Say No 
1954   Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson 
1954   Waterfront
1953   Shane 
1953   It Happens Every Thursday 
1952   Toughest Man in Arizona 
1952   Wild Stallion 
1952   Flaming Feather 
1952   The Big Trees 
1951   Silver City 
1951   Cave of Outlaws 
1951   Rawhide 
1951   The Great Missouri Raid 
1950   Devil's Doorway 
1950   The Big Hangover 
1950   Cargo to Capetown 
1950   Cheaper by the Dozen 
1949   Any Number Can Play 
1949   Lust for Gold 
1949   Red Canyon
1949   The Walking Hills
1948   The Untamed Breed 
1948   The Man from Colorado 
1948   Coroner Creek 
1948   Best Man Wins 
1948   Adventures in Silverado
1948   The Black Arrow 
1948   The Wreck of the Hesperus 
1948   The Swordsman
1947   Framed 
1947   The Sea of Grass 
1946   If I'm Lucky 
1946   Renegades 
1946   The Walls Came Tumbling Down 
1946   Perilous Holiday 
1946   The Bandit of Sherwood Forest 
1946   Abilene Town 
1946   The Fighting Guardsman 
1944   Strange Affair
1944   The Impatient Years 
1944   Bride by Mistake 
1944   Buffalo Bill
1943   Destroyer
1943   Good Luck, Mr. Yates 
1943   The Desperadoes 
1943   City Without Men 
1942   The Talk of the Town 
1942   Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die 
1941   You Belong to Me 
1941   Texas
1941   The Richest Man in Town 
1941   Her First Beau
1941   Penny Serenade
1940   Arizona
1940   When the Daltons Rode
1940   The Sea Hawk 
1940   Escape to Glory 
1940   Tear Gas Squad
1940   Three Cheers for the Irish 
1940   Too Many Husbands 
1939   My Son Is Guilty 

Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - McLintock starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Yvonne De Carlo, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Jack Kruschen, Chill Wills, Jerry Van Dyke, Edgar Buchanan, Bruce Cabot and Strother Martin
Matinee Classics - Rage at Dawn starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers, J. Carrol Naish, Edgar Buchanan, Myron Healey, Howard Petrie, Ray Teal, William Forrest, Denver Pyle, Trevor Bardette and Kenneth Tobey
Matinee Classics - The Big Trees starring Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Edgar Buchanan, Patrice Wymore, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Ellen Corby, Charles Meredith and Harry Cording
Matinee Classics - Arizona starring Jean Arthur, William Holden, Edgar Buchanan, Regis Toomey
Matinee Classics - The Comancheros starring John Wayne, Stuart Whitman, Ina Balin, Nehemiah Persoff, Lee Marvin, Michael Ansara, Patrick Wayne, Edgar Buchanan, Joan O'Brien, Bruce Cabot and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Matinee Classics - Judge Roy Bean starring Edgar Buchanan
Matinee Classics - Judge Roy Bean starring Edgar Buchanan
Matinee Classics - Any Number Can Play starring Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Lewis Stone, Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Rambeau, Edgar Buchanan, Leon Ames, Mickey Knox, Richard Rober, William Conrad and Darryl Hickman
Matinee Classics - The Sea of Grass starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas, Phyllis Thaxter, Edgar Buchanan, Ruth Nelson, William 'Bill' Phillips, Robert Armstrong, James Bell, Robert Barrat, Charles Trowbridge, Russell Hicks and Trevor Bardette

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