Apr 21, 2020
By Andy Johnson
He came to prominence on TV back in the 1960’s but it was the part of Eb Dawson that brought him fame.
Tom Lester played the wide-eyed, friendly farmhand on “Green Acres” where he was known to say, “Golly, Mr. Douglas” to Eddie Albert’s character Oliver Wendell Douglas.
The Mississippi raised actor says he beat out 400-others for the part because he actually knew how to milk a cow.
Lester was the last surviving member of the “Green Acres'” cast which aired from 1965 yo 1971.
He died in Nashville yesterday from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Tom Lester was 81.