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The Beverly Hillbillies

Irene Ryan

Daisy May 'Granny' Moses

Irene Ryan was well into her fifties when she became famous as the wiry Granny Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies even though she was only six years older than TV son. Born in El Paso, Texas on October 17, 1902, Ryan began her show business career at age 10, later touring with her husband as the Vaudeville act Tim & Irene. Ryan appeared in B-movies like Bonzo Goes To College in the 40s, and later made the move to TV in shows such as The Ray Bolger Show and Make Room For Daddy. After nearly ten years as Granny Clampett, Irene headed back to Broadway with a Tony-nominated performance in Pippin. In April, 1973, Ryan suffered a stroke and died soon after at the age of 71. Although she is gone, the Irene Ryan Trust fund lives on, donating scholarships to promising young theater arts students.

Character Bio

Granny, Jed Clampett's highly excitable mother-in-law, is the matriarch of the Clampett family. Granny can cook up the best possum stew and boiled buzzard eggs west of the Ozarks. She's also a doctor of mountain medicine, and is adept at creating potions and curing ailments. One of her most famous recipes is a cure for the common cold that works without fail: take Granny's corn squeezin's, stay in bed, drink lots of fluids, and in about a week you'll be right as rain! Granny spends much of her spare time trying to find a beau for her granddaughter Elly May, who's over 14 and thus in danger of becoming a spinster. Never quite comfortable in her Beverly Hills digs, Granny frequently threatens to return to her ramshackle cabin in Bug Tussle - which makes her a prime candidate for Mr. Drysdale's devious schemes.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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