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Kelly's Quest

Ebsen, Buddy

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ISBN 10: 1588201872 / ISBN 13: 9781588201874
Published by Buddy Ebsen / 1st Books Library, 2000
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: Kelly's Quest

Publisher: Buddy Ebsen / 1st Books Library

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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To learn more about Buddy Ebsen's music, please go to:'s Quest is a character driven love story. It is a book about a beautiful, forthright, standup young woman and her rebellion. It is about the qualities of human nature, such as ambition, greed, corruption, personal values, sexuality, loss of scruples, and the dilemma of combining the need for love and personal success. Kelly, a beautiful, disillusioned girl working in a man's job, flees Hollywood after her quick temper has cost her a job as a stagehand, as well as her relationship with her father. After being clobbered because she dares to stand up for herself in a man's world, Kelly goes in search of a man that will make her feel like a woman, her Mr. Right. Her path is strewn with obstacles and uncertainties There is in Kelly's life, a list of men with whom, in some manner, she became involved. Father Hennesy, her minister, Noel DeLacey, sensitive young film maker, Jerry, the millionaire who mistook her for a hooker, Jack Slade, a bad guy, and finally Gary Hunnicutt, a young Montana cowboy, who qualifies in every way as her Mr. Right. If she can steal him from Billie Jean, the seductive young Texas rodeo queen?

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Buddy Ebsen's best known characterization is that of "Jed Clampett patriarch of that celebrated piece of Americana The Beverly Hillbillies. His second best known is the television sleuth Barnaby Jones."Prior to that he was "Georgie Russell," Davy's pal in the Walt Disney classic Davy Crockett.Surprisingly, Buddy had never intended to be an actor. His goal in life was to be a doctor. However, after completing two years of pre-med studies at the University of Florida and Rollins College, the Florida landboom collapsed, affecting the fortunes of the Ebsen family.Since Ebsen senior was a dancing teacher, he had taught all his children his trade. Buddy shuffled off to New York to try show business, arriving there August 4, 1928. His Broadway credits include: Whoopee 1928, Flying Colors 1933, Ziegfeld Follies 1934, Yokel Boy 1939, Showboat 1945 and Male Animal 1953.His film credits include: Broadway Melody of 1935 with his dancing partner, sister Vilma, Broadway Melody of 1938 with Judy Garland, Born to Dance, the Shirley Temple picture Captain January, Banjo On My Knee, Girl of the Golden West 1938, Parachute Battalion, Night People with Gregory Peck 1954, Between Heaven & Hell 1956 with Robert Wagner, Attack, Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn 1961, Mail Order Bride 1964, The One & Only Family Band 1968, The President's Plane is Missing, Fire on the Mountain 1981, Stone Fox 1986, to name a few.His creation of Cabaret Dada, a musical was inspired by the Dada artistic revolt as a protest against World War I. A song from that show was selected for world-wide broadcasting in seven languages by the Voice of America. In 1968, he won the Honolulu race in his 35 foot catamaran, "Polynesian Concept."Buddy had painting lessons as a child but this introduction to art did not flower until his later years. From casual pen and ink sketches of old Duke and Uncle Jed he was encouraged by his wife, Dorothy, herself a painter, to try oil.This led to a brisk sale of originals and

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