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Edgar Buchanan

Edgar Buchanan
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Edgar Buchanan
Birth dateMarch 20, 1903
Place of birthHumansville, Missouri, U.S.
Date of deathApril 4, 1979(age 76)
Death placePalm Desert, California, U.S.
Years active1939 - 74
SpouseMildred Marguerite Spence (1928-79) 1 son

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Edgar Buchanan (March 20, 1903 - April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction, Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies television sitcoms of the 1960s. As Uncle Joe, he took over as proprietor of the Shady Rest Hotel following the death of Bea Benaderet, who had played Kate Bradley.

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