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Donna Douglas

Actress

Born - 26 September 1932, Pride, Louisiana, USA
Died - 1 January 2015

Fluffy bright-eyed blonde with peaches-and-cream complexion. Immortalised as Elly May Clampett from the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, she was a beauty contest winner who broke into acting, but made few films, although one of them was as leading lady to Elvis Presley. On TV from the mid 1950s, the performer, born Doris Smith, made her film debut in Career (1959). Other movie credits came in Li'l Abner (1959), Bells Are Ringing (1960), Lover Come Back (1961), Frankie and Johnny (1966) and, much later, Chronicles of Life: Trials (2013), her last. By this time, she had turned to gospel singing and writing books for children. She died from pancreatic cancer.