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Donna Douglas, The Beverly Hillbillies' Elly May Clampett, Dead at 81

2 January 2015 12:12 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Donna Douglas, best known for playing Elly May Clampett in the classic sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day at the age of  81.

Douglas passed away in her Louisiana home, surrounded by friends and family, her granddaughter tells TMZ.

In addition to her turn as the Hillbillies‘ resident tomboy, Douglas’ extensive television resumé includes roles in McMillan & Wife, Twilight Zone and Mister Ed.

She also opposite Elvis Presley in the movie Frankie and Johnny.

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Donna Douglas, Elly May Clampett on ‘Beverly Hillbillies,’ Dies at 81

2 January 2015 11:28 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Donna Douglas, who played the ditsy Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died Friday at her home in Zachary, La., according to a report by CBS affiliate Wafb-tv in Baton Rouge, La. She was 81.

Douglas starred as the naive only daughter of the oil-rich Clampett clan in the CBS sitcom that ran from 1962 to 1971. Buddy Ebsen played patriarch Jed Clampett, who moves his family from the Ozarks to Beverly Hills after stumbling into oil riches.

Douglas’ Elly May was known for her love of all kinds of “critters,” as well as for her shapely figure, form-fitting jeans and cascade of blond curls. The actress was a series regular throughout the run of the top-rated show, which was the first in a triptych of corny countrified sitcoms from creator Paul Henning that included “Petticoat Junction” and “Green Acres.”

Elly May’s love of “critters” was inspired by Douglas’ real-life affection for animals, »

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