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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Eb

Tom Lester died Monday.  He played Eb Dawson, the farm hand on "Green Acres."  The series ran for six years and 170 episodes, starting in 1965.  Lester was in 150 of them.

Eb was a sweet and naive guy, but he really knew how the broken down farm owned by Oliver Douglas worked.  Douglas really needed him around.

I should note, "Green Acres" was the favorite television show of "NewsRadio" character Dave Nelson.

IMDB.com says Lester was a college chemistry major who was a teacher before he tried his hand at acting.  I did not know that.

What makes Lester's passing even more sad is that he was the last surviving "Green Acres" cast member.

Tom Lester was 81 years old.