Buddy Ebsen had surgery to replace his aortic valve. His wife, Dorothy, said he'll be taking time "to rest and recuperate." Ebsen, 90, underwent the surgery at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles and was expected to fully recover, spokeswoman Jennifer Fagnani said Thursday. His surgeon, Dr. Vaughn Starnes, said Ebsen was in good condition after Wednesday's operation, which corrected a constriction of the valve's opening and was "fairly routine." Ebsen is best known for his work in television's "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones."



Birthdays: For Friday, June 12

Banker David Rockefeller 83

Former President George Bush 74

Singer Vic Damone 70

Actor-singer Jim Nabors 68

Musician Chick Corea 57

Sportscaster Marv Albert 57

Rocker Brad Delp 47

Actress Jenilee Harrison 39