Donna Douglas, Beverly Hillbillies star, dies at 82

Donna Douglas, Beverly Hillbillies star, dies at 82

US actress Donna Douglas, best known for playing the tomboyish Elly May Clampett in 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at the age of 82.

The Louisiana native appeared in more than 270 episodes of the popular show, which followed a family who relocate to Beverly Hills after discovering oil.

She also starred in the famous Twilight Zone episode, The Eye of the Beholder.

Douglas died on New Year’s Day in Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana.

According to her niece, the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

Typically clad in a snug flannel shirt and tight jeans, Elly May was blissfully unaware of her blond bombshell status.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30679554

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