The Buddy Ebsen Life Celebration

On August 30, 2003, at 2 p.m. there was a commemorative service for Buddy Ebsen -open to the public- at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The celebration had Dick Van Dyke as Master of Ceremonies. Buddy's actor colleagues Fess Parker, Lee Meriwether and Max Baer, Jr. attended. There was a special video presentation (premiere) entitled "The Buddy Ebsen Story". At the end Buddy Ebsen's youngest daughter Kiki sang "Missing You". Here are some photos from the event. The photos are courtesy of Mr. Neil Herrick (copyright owner), special thanks to him for allowing me to post them on this web site.

Theatre Entrance
Entrance of the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
(Academy of Television Arts and Sciences)
Flower Reif
Flower Reif for Lt. Ebsen, outside the theatre
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke, Emcee, at podium
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Maren
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid in The Wizard of Oz)"
Kiki Ebsen
Buddy's daughter, Kiki Ebsen singing

Some Links for the Celebration
Announcing the celebration by KABC-TV, Los Angeles
More Pictures from the celebration by Wireimages


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Last update Sept 17, 2003