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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

Friday
October 24
9:00am
A Real Nice Neighbor
Drysdale and Granny try to marry off Jed Clampett to a frumpy housemaid they have mistaken for a millionaire.
TV-G
9:35am
The Poor Farmer
The Clampetts think a dieting billionaire is a starving farmer and they try to fatten him up. Guest star: Sebastian Cabot.
TV-G
Monday
October 27
9:00am
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.
TV-G
9:35am
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.
TV-G
Tuesday
October 28
9:00am
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.
TV-G
9:35am
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.
TV-G