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Former Balboa Island home of actor Buddy Ebsen of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ fame sells for $5 million

Former Balboa Island home of actor Buddy Ebsen of ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ fame sells for million

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. COMPOSITE BY MARILYN KALFUS; INSET: AP PHOTO, REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million. REDFIN

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“The Beverly Hillbillies” cast, clockwise from lower right, Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan and Max Baer Jr. AP PHOTO

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“The Beverly Hillbillies” cast, clockwise from lower right, Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan and Max Baer Jr. AP PHOTO

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“The Beverly Hillbillies” cast, from left, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Irene Ryan and Buddy Ebsen © CBS/FACE TO FACE/ZUMAPRESS.com

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From left, actors Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Buddy Ebsen appear in a scene from the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1966. AP PHOTO

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“The Beverly Hillbillies” cast members, from left, Nancy Kulp, Buddy Ebsen and Donna Douglas. FILE: THE REGISTER

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Shirley Temple Black and Buddy Ebsen appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with David Hartman, right, Feb. 7, 1983. Temple and Ebsen starred together in the 1936 film “Captain January.” AP PHOTO

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“Davy Crockett” co-stars Fess Parker, right, and Buddy Ebsen attend the Golden Boot Awards in Hollywood, Aug. 15, 1986. AP PHOTO

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Buddy Ebsen in June 2003 © GLOBE PHOTOS/ZUMAPRESS.com

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The former Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen has sold for $ 5 million.COMPOSITE BY MARILYN KALFUS; INSET: AP PHOTO, REDFIN

The onetime Balboa Island home of Buddy Ebsen, best known for his role as Jed Clampett in the 1960s TV comedy “The Beverly Hillbillies,” has sold for $ 5 million.

Built in 1965, the waterfront house has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The home is set at the point of Balboa Island’s South Bayfront, with sweeping views of the Newport Harbor and channel, the Balboa Pavilion and city lights.

The 4,482-square-foot house has been on and off the market for several years, according to real estate website Redfin. In July 2013, it was for sale at $ 9 million.

In January, the home hit the Multiple Listing Service again at $ 6.99 million. Several price cuts later, in May, the pricetag was $ 5.49 million.

The listing agents were Bruce Miller and Jim Scarborough of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, according to the MLS. Scott Lidgard represented the buyer.

Ebsen, who also starred in the TV series “Barnaby Jones,” was likeable and down to earth, the actor’s Balboa Island neighbors said. Once, when a Pacific storm brought down a large tree branch, according to a story in The Register, he lightened the mood by autographing wood chips.

Ebsen, an avid sailor, lived on Balboa Island for more than 20 years. He died in 2003, at age 95.

The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Real Estate News