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Donna Douglas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Donna Douglas (born Doris Ione Smith; September 26, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American actress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). Following her acting career, Douglas became a real estate agent, gospel singer, inspirational speaker, and author of books for children and adults. Although Douglas was an active actress in the 1960s, she was still relatively unknown when selected from among 500 young actresses to work alongside veteran actor and dancer Buddy Ebsen on The Beverly Hillbillies. This series ran for nine consecutive seasons, beginning in 1962 and ending in 1971. Continually typecast as a result of her Hillbillies role, Douglas decided to focus on her career as a gospel singer. During the 1966 summer hiatus of The Beverly Hillbillies, Douglas made her only starring feature film appearance, cast as Frankie in Fred de Cordova's Frankie and Johnny (1966) alongside Elvis Presley. The film proved popular but it did little to advance Douglas' big-screen career. With the 1973 death of Hillbillies co-star Irene Ryan, and Max Baer Jr.'s refusal to participate, Douglas joined Nancy Kulp and Buddy Ebsen in 1981 as the only original cast members to appear in the reunion movie, Return of the Beverly Hillbillies. Douglas was a guest star on a number of other television programs and the subject of paper dolls, dolls, coloring books, and various toys during the height of the show's popularity. In a 2003 interview with "Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict", she summed up her views on the role: "Elly May was like a slice out of my life. She is a wonderful little door opener for me because people love her, and they love the Hillbillies. Even to this day it's shown every day somewhere. But, as with any abilities, she may open a door for you, but you have to have substance or integrity to advance you through that door." In 1992, Douglas and Baer attended Buddy Ebsen's 84th birthday celebration in Beverly Hills, California. In 1993, Douglas, Ebsen, and Baer reunited on The Jerry Springer Show, and for a final time in a CBS-TV television special, The Legend of The Beverly Hillbillies. In December 2010, Mattel released a new collection of three Barbies called the Classic TV Collection. These dolls were Samantha Stephens (from Bewitched, played by Elizabeth Montgomery), Jeannie (from I Dream of Jeannie, played by Barbara Eden) and Elly May Clampett.


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Nascut:
Sep 26, 1933 in Pride Louisiana USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
24
Primul film:
In series 77 Sunset Strip 1958-10-10
Ultimul film:
Serial E! True Hollywood Story 1996-03-29
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Nanny
Poster of Surfside 6
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of Lock-Up
Filme in care a jucat
Serial E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Serial The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Serial The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Unknown 1989-09-04
Film The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies 1981-10-06
Serial Project U.F.O. Unknown 1978-02-19
Serial McMillan & Wife Unknown 1971-09-17
Serial Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Film Frankie and Johnny Frankie 1966-01-01
Serial The Beverly Hillbillies Elly May Clampett 1962-09-26
Serial Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Serial Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Serial Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Film Lover Come Back Deborah, Peter's Secretary 1961-12-20
Serial Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Serial Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Serial Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Serial The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Serial Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Film Bells Are Ringing Party guest 1960-06-23
Serial The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Film Career Marjorie Burke 1959-10-08
Serial The Twilight Zone Janet Tyler (revealed) 1959-10-02
Serial Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Serial 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10