January 2, 2015

Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Clampett Donna Douglas DEAD At 81

Donna Douglas, the actress best known for portraying Elly May Clampett, the daughter of Jed Clampett, in the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies passed away Thursday.

Douglas was 81.

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In 2011, Douglas sued toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without authorization. The suit was settled. She was born in 1933, in Pride, LA and lived in Zachary, LA. Douglas attended St. Gerard High School, a Roman Catholic school, where she played softball and basketball. She was a member of the school’s first graduating class. walb

She was a “Miss Baton Rouge” and was named “Miss New Orleans” in 1957.

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