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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 23
5:44pm
The Clampett Look
Dressed as hillbillies, Cynthia Fenwick and her mother call on the Clampetts, thinking they are the new avant-garde social leaders.
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6:00pm
The Clampett Look
Dressed as hillbillies, Cynthia Fenwick and her mother call on the Clampetts, thinking they are the new avant-garde social leaders.
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6:22pm
Jethro's First Love
Jethro, after a man-to-man talk with Jed, wastes no time in finding a girlfriend -- a brassy burlesque dancer.
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6:30pm
Jethro's First Love
Jethro, after a man-to-man talk with Jed, wastes no time in finding a girlfriend -- a brassy burlesque dancer.
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7:00pm
Chickadee Returns
Love-struck Jethro decides he wants to "marry up" with Chickadee Laverne, a brassy burlesque dancer he has brought home.
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7:30pm
The Clampetts Are Overdrawn
Jed Clampett receives the startling news that his multi-million dollar account is overdrawn in the amount of $34.70.
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Wednesday
September 24
5:44pm
Chickadee Returns
Love-struck Jethro decides he wants to "marry up" with Chickadee Laverne, a brassy burlesque dancer he has brought home.
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6:22pm
The Clampetts Are Overdrawn
Jed Clampett receives the startling news that his multi-million dollar account is overdrawn in the amount of $34.70.
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7:00pm
The Clampetts Go Hollywood
Following the advice of J.D. Clampett, an imposter and unemployed actor, the Clampetts decide to go Hollywood in a big way.
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7:30pm
The Garden Party
Mrs. Drysdale, giving a lavish garden party, finds to her horror that she is losing her guests to the lively Clampetts next door.
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8:00pm
Elly Needs Maw
Jed decides that his tomboy daughter Elly, who has taken up motorcycle riding as a hobby, needs a mother to make her a lady.
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Thursday
September 25
10:00am
Elly Needs Maw
Jed decides that his tomboy daughter Elly, who has taken up motorcycle riding as a hobby, needs a mother to make her a lady.
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10:30am
The Clampetts Get Culture
The Clampetts try unsuccessfully to participate in some of the more civilized pleasures of Beverly Hills.
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5:44pm
Elly Needs Maw
Jed decides that his tomboy daughter Elly, who has taken up motorcycle riding as a hobby, needs a mother to make her a lady.
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6:22pm
The Clampetts Get Culture
The Clampetts try unsuccessfully to participate in some of the more civilized pleasures of Beverly Hills.
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7:00pm
A Man For Elly
Quirt Manly, celebrated star of TV Westerns, is invited to the Clampett mansion to try to tame Elly May.
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7:30pm
The Giant Jackrabbit
An Australian banker sends Drysdale a kangaroo as a joke and Granny thinks she has discovered a giant jackrabbit.
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8:00pm
The Girl From Home
A young beauty contest winner from the hills and her opportunistic father come to visit Jethro -- with marriage on their minds.
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