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Donna Douglas
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Donna Douglas
Donna Douglas 1967.JPG
Douglas in 1967
Born Doris Smith
September 1932
Pride, Louisiana, U.S.
Died January 1, 2015 (aged 82)
Zachary, Louisiana
Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer
Residence Zachary, Louisiana, U.S.
Education St. Gerard High School
Occupation Actress, singer, writer
Years active 1956–2008
Religion Christian
Spouse(s)

Roland John Bourgeois, Jr. (1949–1954)
Robert M. Leeds (1971–1980)

Children Danny P. Bourgeois
Parents

Emmett Ratcliff Smith, Sr.
Elma Robinson Smith

Donna Douglas (born Doris Smith; September 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American actress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS’s The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). Following her acting career, Douglas became a real estate agent, a Gospel singer and inspirational speaker, and authored books for children and adults.

Contents

1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 The Beverly Hillbillies
2.2 Post acting career
3 Personal life
3.1 Lawsuits
3.1.1 Sister Act
3.1.2 Mattel
3.2 Final years and death
4 Filmography
5 Television
6 Discography
7 Footnotes
8 References
9 External links

Early life

Douglas was born Doris Smith[1] in the community of Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, in September 1932.[2][3][4] The younger of two children,[2] she was the only daughter of Emmett Ratcliff Smith, Sr.[Footnotes 1] and his wife, Elma (née Robinson).[Footnotes 2] Her birth name is listed both as Dorothy Smith and Doris Smith in various articles.

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