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The Beverly Hillbillies

Donna Douglas

Elly May Clampett

Born in Baywood, Louisiana on September 26, 1933, Donna Douglas began her life as a very Elly May-ish tomboy: Though she was a rough-and-tumble little girl, her show business career began in beauty pageants and cheerleading competitions. Douglas was named Miss New Orleans in 1957 and soon after made appearances on The Perry Como Show and The Steve Allen Show (as a Billboard Girl). In 1960, Douglas starred in Eye of the Beholder, one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone. Her physical beauty was perfect for the "failed" plastic surgery patient--though actress Maxine Stuart provided the character's voice. In addition to her career-defining role of Elly May Clampett, Donna has appeared in classics such as The Night Gallery, Love American Style and more recently Super Mario Brothers. She also starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie Frankie and Johnny, which sparked rumors of a romance between the two celebrities. These days Donna is a gospel singer who makes frequent appearances at celebrity autograph shows across the U.S. In 2005 she filmed two pilot episodes for a children's program titled Mirror, Mirror. Donna Douglas currently lives in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area in Louisiana.

Character Bio

Elly May Clampett is a tough-as-nails tomboy trapped in the body of a blonde bombshell. Though her true passions are wrasslin' with Jethro and raising her critters--Elly has a zoo full of pets including cats, dogs, skunks and a chimp--Elly's outer beauty attracts several Beverly Hills beaus, including Sonny Drysdale (the layabout stepson of banker Milburn Drysdale), actor Dash Riprock, and Navy frogman Mark Templeton. Elly handles all the attention from her eager-beaver suitors just fine, but it's clear she'd prefer to spend her time with REAL animals.

The Beverly Hillbillies TV Schedule

Monday
September 1
9:00am
The Clampets Strike Oil
A proud hillbilly family reluctantly exchanges a one-room mountain cabin for $25 million and a 35-room mansion in Beverly Hills.
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9:30am
Jethro Goes to School
A private schoolteacher is shocked to learn that her new fifth-grade student is a big, hulking teenager named Jethro Bodine.
TV-G
10:00am
Jed Plays Solomon
Granny's campaign to stop Pearl's yodeling backfires when Granny calls the law and the police find Granny's illegal still.
TV-G
10:30am
Granny Learns To Drive
Granny and gasoline prove a terrifying mixture when, after a taxi ride, Granny decides she must learn to drive. Guest star: Mel Blanc.
TV-G
11:00am
Teenage Idol
Johnny Pole, singing idol of millions, has a hectic reunion with his old friends the Clampetts.
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11:30am
The Widow Poke Arrives
In one of her periodic campaigns to get Jed married, Granny secretly summons an old and eligible acquaintance.
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12:00pm
Clampett A Go Go
The Clampetts care for a madcap artist who wrecks his car when he sees Elly May in a bathing suit.
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12:30pm
Jed, The Bachelor
Granny, finally making good her threat to go home to the hills, takes to the open road.
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1:00pm
The Gorilla
Jethro shops around for a gorilla when Elly May's pet chimpanzee proves too small to relieve him of his household chores.
TV-G
1:30pm
Mr Universe Muscles In
A rival banker arranges a date for Elly May with a handsome model, so Drysdale counters by furnishing "Mr. Universe" as an escort.
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2:00pm
A Plot For Granny
Two confused salesman attempt to sell Jed a cemetery plot for a much-alive Granny.
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2:30pm
Jed Clampett Enterprises
Drysdale finally gets a paying tenant for the fifth floor of his bank building - by evicting Jethro and renting it to Jed.
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Tuesday
September 2
10:00am
The Clampetts strike oil in their front yard and become millionaires overnight. They move from their small country shack into a giant mansion in Beverly Hills yet still live like hillbillies.
TV-G
10:30am
The Clampetts strike oil in their front yard and become millionaires overnight. They move from their small country shack into a giant mansion in Beverly Hills yet still live like hillbillies.
TV-G
7:00pm
The Clampetts strike oil in their front yard and become millionaires overnight. They move from their small country shack into a giant mansion in Beverly Hills yet still live like hillbillies.
TV-G
7:30pm
The Clampetts strike oil in their front yard and become millionaires overnight. They move from their small country shack into a giant mansion in Beverly Hills yet still live like hillbillies.
TV-G
Wednesday
September 3
10:00am
The Clampetts strike oil in their front yard and become millionaires overnight. They move from their small country shack into a giant mansion in Beverly Hills yet still live like hillbillies.
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