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3. Buddy Ebsen and Nancy Kulp Clashed

Nancy Kulp played the homely Miss Jane Hathaway, secretary to the scheming banker Mr. Drysdale. She also had the unrequited hots for Jethro. She and Buddy Ebsen apparently didn’t get along and were at odds over politics. At the age of 62, Kulp decided to run for office as the Democratic nominee for the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. However, her former co-star actually campaigned for her opponent, doing radio spots for him where he called her “too liberal.” Kulp lost the election, and was bitter that Ebsen did this to her. She admitted that she’d always found him difficult to work with, but she stated “I never would have done something like this to him.”

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