‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Actress Donna Douglas Dies at 81 | RedCowHills
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Donna Douglas, best known for her role as the tomboy, critter-loving Elly May Clampett on the 1960s fish-out-of-water CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day. She was 81. Douglas’ niece Charlene Smith confirmed the news to The Associated Press and said the actress died of pancreatic cancer in her home in Zachary, Louisiana WAFB Channel 9 in Louisiana earlier reported the passing. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film “Frankie and Johnny,” and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in the memorable 1960 Twilight Zone episode “The Eye of the Beholder.”