Leo Ezekiel Mannes, a
became Zeke Craddock of
The Beverly Hillbillies before moving to New York to become Zeke Manners, The Jewish Hillbilly.
He worked as a radio DJ, hosted television shows like "Rhythm & Happies," appeared in his nephew's movie Lost in America, and, of course, contributed to the "Beverly Hillbillies" soundtrack.
"At Mr. Manners's request, he was buried 'as a hillbilly.' He wore a
baseball cap celebrating the Spice Girls, red suspenders and purple
glasses from a 99-cent store. A cigar was in his pocket."
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