Donna Douglas, The Beverly Hillbillies' Elly May Clampett, Dead at 81

Donna Douglas Dead

Donna Douglas, best known for playing Elly May Clampett in the classic sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, died on New Year’s Day at the age of  81.

Douglas passed away in her Louisiana home, surrounded by friends and family, her granddaughter tells TMZ.

In addition to her turn as the Hillbillies‘ resident tomboy, Douglas’ extensive television resumé includes roles in McMillan & WifeTwilight Zone and Mister Ed.

She also opposite Elvis Presley in the movie Frankie and Johnny.