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‘Green Acres’ Star Tom Lester Passes Away at 81

Actor Tom Lester, best known for playing Eb Dawson on the ’60s sitcom “Green Acres,” passed away on April 20 in Nashville from complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Lester was the last surviving regular cast member of “Green Acres,” having been in nearly every episode between 1965 and 1971.

Lester was born in Laurel, MS and attended the University of Mississippi, recieving a B.S. degree in chemistry and biology .

Lester also appeared in “Petticoat Junction” and had a few crossover guest spots as Eb on “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

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