Donna Douglas

Born Sep 26, 1933

Donna Douglas is an American actress best known for her role as Elly May Clampett, in the long-running television series The Beverly Hillbillies.

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1933 Birth Born on September 26, 1933.


1949 15 Years Old Douglas attended St. Gerard High School where she played both softball and basketball. She was a member of the school's first graduating class. She married Roland Bourgeois in 1949 but they divorced several years later after their son's birth.


1957 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She was a “Miss Baton Rouge” and was named "Miss New Orleans" in 1957.


1966 32 Years Old During the 1966 summer hiatus for the show, Douglas made her only starring motion picture appearance, cast as Frankie in Frederick de Cordova's Frankie and Johnny (1966) opposite Elvis Presley. … Read More
1971 37 Years Old She married Robert M. Leeds (1920–2000), the director of The Beverly Hillbillies, in 1971, and they divorced in 1980. … Read More


1985 51 Years Old Douglas and Wilson claimed that in 1985 they had developed a screenplay for the book. … Read More


1994 60 Years Old In 1994, Douglas and Wilson declined a $1 Million dollar offer in an attempt to win the case. … Read More
On May 4, 2011, Douglas filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Mattel and CBS Consumer Products used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll in the Classic TV Collection without her authorization. … Read More
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