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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

Tuesday
September 30
10:14am
The Clampetts Go Fishing
The Clampetts embark on an unusual fishing trip - at the famed Marineland of the Pacific.
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6:00pm
A Bride for Jed
Jane Hathaway comes up with a unique idea on how to find a wife for Jed Clampett, with disastrous results.
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6:30pm
The Critter Doctor
One of Granny's pets is ill, and Elly May irks her by calling a vet. A door-to-door salesman comes peddling bug spray, and Granny mistakes him for the veterinarian. Guest star: Mark Goddard
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7:00pm
Granny vs. The Weather Bureau
Granny's old-fashioned ways of predicting the weather are pitted against the Weather Bureau's advanced technology.
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7:30pm
Another Neighbor
Several of Beverly Hills more prominent citizens are more than a little affected when they sample Granny's potent spring tonic.
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Wednesday
October 1
9:37am
Granny vs. The Weather Bureau
Granny's old-fashioned ways of predicting the weather are pitted against the Weather Bureau's advanced technology.
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10:14am
Another Neighbor
Several of Beverly Hills more prominent citizens are more than a little affected when they sample Granny's potent spring tonic.
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6:00pm
The Bank Raising
Invited to the dignified groundbreaking for a new bank, the Clampetts confuse the event with an old-fashioned "barn-raisin'."
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6:30pm
The Great Crawdad Hunt
Two Beverly Hills tycoons continue to probe the mysterious doings of that inscrutable financial wizard, J.D. Clampett.
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7:00pm
The Dress Shop
The Clampetts, on the advice of banker Drysdale, become the owners of the most exclusive dress shop in Beverly Hills. Guest star: Natalie Schafer.
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7:30pm
The House of Granny
The Clampetts new exclusive dress shop becomes The House of Granny -- complete with a cracker barrel, potbellied stove and more.
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Thursday
October 2
9:37am
The Dress Shop
The Clampetts, on the advice of banker Drysdale, become the owners of the most exclusive dress shop in Beverly Hills. Guest star: Natalie Schafer.
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10:14am
The House of Granny
The Clampetts new exclusive dress shop becomes The House of Granny -- complete with a cracker barrel, potbellied stove and more.
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6:00pm
The Continental Touch
Snooty Mrs. Drysdale mistakes Elly May for a European princess and excitedly plans a very lavish party in her honor.
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6:30pm
Jed Incorporated
Jed does business his own way when Drysdale forms Clampco, Inc. for tax purposes and makes Jed president.
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7:00pm
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.
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7:30pm
Cabin In Beverly Hills
Banker Drysdale's remedy for Granny's homesickness starts the first social revolution in the history of Beverly Hills.
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