Donna Douglas Remembered
Actress, Donna Douglas will be remembered for her work on The Beverly Hillbillies and her love of animals. This article discusses her life and roles she played in iconic movies and television series.
Donna Douglas, best known for her role as the tomboy daughter Elly May Clampett on the 1960s fish-out-of-water CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day, according to WAFB Channel 9 in Louisiana, which cited family members. The actress was 81.
Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like Elvis playing a performer on a Mississippi River riverboat) and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in the memorable 1960 Twilight Zone episode “The Eye of the Beholder.” Learn more.