Sad news that Donna Douglas, the buxom blonde co-star who played Elly May in the 60s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, passed away yesterday at 82. She was most famous for her role in Hillbillies, but also appeared in a number of other series, most notably The Twilight Zone (“The Eye of the Beholder”, one of my favorites) and Adam 12. She also co-starred with Elvis in Frankie and Johnny in 1966.
To men of a certain age, our childhood television women included Elly May Clampett, Wrangler Jane from F Troop (the lovely Melody Patterson), and Get Smart’s super-sexy and funny Agent 99, Barbara Feldon. *Sigh*. Another marker of the passage of time.
So long Elly May. Never has a pair of jeans tied with a rope for a belt looked so good. Now you can have your critters in the cee-ment pond all the time.
H/T to DB