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Donna Douglas (I) (1932–2015)

An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty contests, all within the span of a few years. She moved to ... See full bio »

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 2013 Chronicles of Life Trials
 2008 Chronicles of Life Starfish (TV Short)
 1978-1979 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Mrs. Ferrell / Wendy
- Sighting 4026: The Atlantic Queen Incident (1979) ... Mrs. Ferrell
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
- The Man Without a Face (1974) ... Rita
 1973 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Nina Draper
- The Beast (1973) ... Nina Draper
 1970-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Annabelle (segment "Love and the Love Kit") / Gloria Gilchrest (segment "Love and the Other Guy")
- Love and the Face Bow/Love and the Impossible Gift/Love and the Love Kit (1973) ... Annabelle (segment "Love and the Love Kit")
- Love and the Other Guy/Love and Grandma (1970) ... Gloria Gilchrest (segment "Love and the Other Guy")
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mildred McVane (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
- The Waiting Room/Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) ... Mildred McVane (segment "Last Rites for a Dead Druid")
 1966 Frankie and Johnny
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mary Andrews
- Drink Like a Lady (1964) ... Mary Andrews
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
- Hannigan (1962) ... Francine
 1960-1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Debutante / Janet Tyler (revealed)
- Cavender Is Coming (1962) ... Debutante
 1961-1962 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Girl / Blanche / Jane Parker
- Clint Eastwood Meets Mister Ed (1962) ... Girl
- Ed the Jumper (1961) ... Blanche
- Busy Wife (1961) ... Jane Parker
 1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
 1961 Lover Come Back
Deborah, Peter's Secretary
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- Second Chance (1961) ... Jenny
 1961 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Blonde / Model
- Three Loves of Gladys (1961) ... Blonde
- Mannequin Story (1961) ... Model
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Amy / Paula Creston
- Jonathan Wembley Is Missing (1961) ... Amy
- An Overdose of Justice (1961) ... Paula Creston
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
- The Penitent: Louis Strode (1961) ... Edie
 1960-1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Nancy Gard
- The Stakeout Adventure (1961) ... Nancy Gard
- The Big Swim (1960)
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Sheree South
- His Honor, Dr. Blair (1961) ... Sheree South
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Rhonda Sheridan
- The Celluloid Cowboy (1961) ... Rhonda Sheridan
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Dusa Quick
- Murder Is a Fine Art (1961) ... Dusa Quick
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Laura Bellman
- The Hungry Glass (1961) ... Laura Bellman
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series)
- Layout at Glen Canyon (1960) ... Dana
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Sandra Hoyle
- Alibis (1960) ... Sandra Hoyle
 1960 Lock Up (TV Series)
Gloria Larkey
- The Case of Dan Gray (1960) ... Gloria Larkey
 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1960 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
- Four Little Indians (1960) ... Girl
 1959 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Louise / Alice
- Kelly's Secret (1959) ... Louise (uncredited)
- Kelly's Idol (1959) ... Alice
 1959 Li'l Abner
Chorus Dancer (uncredited)
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Joyce Markham
- Trigger Happy (1959) ... Joyce Markham
 1959 Career
Marjorie Burke
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
- The Casino (1959) ... Nancy
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Billboard Girl (1959-1960)
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Other Works:

Single: "He's So Near" / "Turn Around" (Arlen Records)

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 14 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Donna Douglass

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I loved doing Elly May. She was a slice out of my own life. And, of course, The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) was a story about the American Dream. No matter who tried to slicker us or take advantage of us, we always came out on top. We were never the losers. So the right attitude was important. We set a good examples. "The Hillbillies" set high standards. See more »


She and Max Baer Jr. both visited Buddy Ebsen, in the hospital, the week before his death. See more »


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