'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dead at 81

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    'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dead at 81

    Sad day in old time TV comedy shows. 'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dead at 81
     
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    She certainly outlived Sharon Tate, who appeared in a number of Hillbillies episodes.

    Most people don't know that Max Baer (Jethro) became a real estate mogul through shrewd investing. He's one of the wealthier people in Hollywood today.
     
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    She outlived Sharon Tate ?

    What ?

    You do know Charlie and gang murdered her a long long time ago right ?

    Or was that sarcasm ?

    Rest In Peace Elly May.
     
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    As silly as it was, The Beverly Hillbillies was highly rated and a favorite of mine when I was growing up. Donna Douglas was 29 when the program debuted, years older than viewers were meant to assume.

    With Donna Douglas's passing, Max Baer, Jr. is the only surviving regular cast member. I recall reading that he initially resented being typecast, but eventually came to realize how lucrative his connection to the show could be. (He also made a ton of money writing and producing movies.)
     
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    Donna Douglas also starred in one of the best Twilight Zone episodes: "The Eye of the Beholder."
     
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    I always liked that show (Beverly Hillbillies). I think Donna was well cast for the part. She was a real looker back in the day. it is a shame that pancreatic cancer took her life.
     
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    Interesting. I was just reading her filmography on IMDB and saw Twilight Zone listed, but didn't note the episode.

    Last night was a TZ marathon, and the one episode that I caught ... "The Eye of the Beholder."

    I did not recognize her as the same actress who played Elly Mae.
     
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    I've seen that episode at least five times and didn't know it was Elly Mae, either. I just learned it today reading her obits.
     

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