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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
10:12am
Teenage Idol
Johnny Pole, singing idol of millions, has a hectic reunion with his old friends the Clampetts.
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10:48am
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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11:24am
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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12:00pm
Jed, The Bachelor
Granny, finally making good her threat to go home to the hills, takes to the open road.
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12:30pm
The Gorilla
Jethro shops around for a gorilla when Elly May's pet chimpanzee proves too small to relieve him of his household chores.
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1:00pm
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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1:30pm
A Plot For Granny
Two confused salesman attempt to sell Jed a cemetery plot for a much-alive Granny.
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2:00pm
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
9:00am
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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9:30am
A Plot For Granny
Two confused salesman attempt to sell Jed a cemetery plot for a much-alive Granny.
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7:00pm
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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7:30pm
Getting Settled
Wealthy hillbilly Jed Clampett and his family members are mistaken for a staff of crazy servants when they move into their new mansion.
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Wednesday
September 3
9:00am
Getting Settled
Wealthy hillbilly Jed Clampett and his family members are mistaken for a staff of crazy servants when they move into their new mansion.
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7:00pm
Meanwhile Back at the Cabin
The Clampetts find that the luxuries of their new mansion are a poor substitute for the comforts of their former mountain shack.
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7:30pm
The Clampets Meets Mrs. Drysdale
When Mr. Drysdale describes his wife as a hypochondriac, the Clampetts assume she must be a tippler.
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8:00pm
Jed Buys Stock
When banker Drysdale advises the Clampetts to invest in some good stock, Jed quickly buys some cows, pigs, goats and chickens.
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