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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

Wednesday
September 17
5:40pm
The Clampetts and the Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodger coach Leo Durocher (guest starring as himself) can't believe his eyes when he sees Jethro throw a baseball with both speed and accuracy.
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5:42pm
The Clampetts and the Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodger coach Leo Durocher (guest starring as himself) can't believe his eyes when he sees Jethro throw a baseball with both speed and accuracy.
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6:17pm
Jed Pays His Income Tax
An Internal Revenue Service agent calls on the Clampetts and gets a roaring shotgun welcome from Granny.
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6:18pm
Jed Pays His Income Tax
An Internal Revenue Service agent calls on the Clampetts and gets a roaring shotgun welcome from Granny.
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6:54pm
Duke Becoomes a Father
Love blooms again for Jed when the glamorous Mlle. Denise returns from Paris to herald the arrival of a new litter of poodles.
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7:27pm
The Clampetts Entertain
The board chairman of Milburn Drysdale's bank is determined to meet the bank's "ace financial wizard," Jed Clampett. Guest stars Jim Backus.
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8:00pm
The Clampetts in Court
Jed acts as his own attorney when he's sued by an unscrupulous couple seeking $100,000 damages for a fictitious traffic accident.
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Thursday
September 18
5:44pm
The Clampetts Entertain
The board chairman of Milburn Drysdale's bank is determined to meet the bank's "ace financial wizard," Jed Clampett. Guest stars Jim Backus.
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6:22pm
The Clampetts in Court
Jed acts as his own attorney when he's sued by an unscrupulous couple seeking $100,000 damages for a fictitious traffic accident.
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7:00pm
The Clampets Get Psychoanalyzed
The Clampetts have a series of unusual encounters with a Beverly Hills psychiatrist.
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7:30pm
The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted
A Beverly Hills psychiatrist pursues Granny instead of Pearl when Granny's secret love charm backfires.
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8:00pm
Elly Becomes a Secretary
Jed Clampett takes over Milburn Drysdale's job for one afternoon and wins the "Banker of the Year" title for him.
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Friday
September 19
5:44pm
The Psychiatrist Gets Clampetted
A Beverly Hills psychiatrist pursues Granny instead of Pearl when Granny's secret love charm backfires.
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6:22pm
Elly Becomes a Secretary
Jed Clampett takes over Milburn Drysdale's job for one afternoon and wins the "Banker of the Year" title for him.
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7:00pm
Jethro's Friend
The Clampetts take a pampered 11-year-old boy in tow and show him how to really enjoy himself. Guest stars Hayden Roarke.
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7:30pm
Jed Gets the Misery
To humor Granny, Jed fakes illness so that she can resume the doctoring practice that brought her fame in the hills.
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8:00pm
Hair Raising Holiday
Granny defies medical opposition to her own brand of mountain medicine as she reveals an astonishing ability to grow hair.
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