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The Beverly Hillbillies

Raymond Bailey

Milburn Drysdale

Raymond Bailey was born on May 6, 1905 in San Francisco, and attempted to start acting in Hollywood during the Depression. Finding it difficult to get work, Bailey found himself in Hawaii acting in community theater. Returning to Hollywood in 1939, Bailey began a long and healthy career in film and television. Perry Mason, Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke and Alfred Hitchcock Presents are among the over 200 television shows on which he appeared before becoming Milburn Drysdale on The Beverly Hillbillies. His numerous film roles include No Time for Sergeants, Vertigo and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Backstage Hillbillies gossip reported that Bailey did not get along well with his fellow cast members, although he remained with the show for its entire run. Bailey died of a heart attack on tax day, April 15, 1980.

Character Bio

As president of the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills, Milburn Drysdale is determined to keep the fortune of one of its biggest depositors, Jed Clampett, in its place. From the day they move in, the Clampetts are wary of big city ways, and Drysdale makes it his personal mission to keep them from packing up the old pickup and moving back to Bug Tussle. Since his motivation is pure greed, it's fortunate that most of Drysdales attempts at manipulating the Clampetts backfire miserably. An expert suck-up, Drysdale is married to the impossibly snobby socialite, Margaret, and is stuck supporting her gad-about son, Sonny.

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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