Behind-the-Scenes Feud Led Buddy Ebsen to Help a Co-Star’s Political Opponent

Nancy Kulp spent years playing Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies, often working hand-in-hand with Buddy Ebsen, who took on the role of Jed Clampett. While Kulp and Ebsen spent years working together, they weren’t exactly friends. The co-stars had vastly different political beliefs, and they had no issue debating politics. years after The Beverly Hillbillies ended, the on-set feud would spill over into Kulp’s real-life political aspirations.

LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 2: Nancy Kulp as Jane Hathaway and Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett | CBS via Getty Images

Buddy Ebsen recorded an ad for Nancy Kulp’s political opponent following their ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ feud

Kulp and Ebsen didn’t have a particularly warm relationship on the set of The Beverly Hillbillies. Years after the series ended, Ebsen kept their The Beverly Hillbillies feud going by agreeing to record an ad campaign for Kulp’s political opponent.

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