Donna Douglas

American actress (1933-2015)

Donna Douglas (born Doris Ione Smith; September 26, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American actress. She was best known for her role as Elly May Clampett in the CBS television series The Beverly Hillbillies from 1962 to 1971. She also appeared in the series The Twilight Zone and the movie Frankie and Johnny (1966), alongside Elvis Presley.

Donna Douglas in 1967.

Douglas was born in Pride, Louisiana. She had a son, Danny P. Bourgeois (born September 14, 1954). She was married twice, both ending in divorce.

Douglas died from pancreatic cancer on January 1, 2015 in Zachary, Louisiana, aged 82.[1]


  1. Puente, Maria (January 2, 2015). "'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dies at 82". USA Today. Retrieved January 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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