Donna Douglas

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Quotes (6)

  • Donna Douglas (on offering another role): I was offered to do a night-time soap after The Beverly Hillbillies. There was so much I didn't want to do because of family values. It was a big hit in a couple weeks, but it didn't matter to me, because I wanted to do a certain caliber of work and didn't want to do garbage.

  • Donna Douglas (on her musical career): I've done gospel singing. I have a gospel album and country album.

  • Donna Douglas (when questioned if she loved pets): I really love pets. They're like children. They know if you really love them or not. You can't fool them.

  • Donna Douglas: I loved doing Elly May. She was a slice out of my own life. And of course the “The Beverly Hillbillies” was a story about the American Dream. No matter who tried to slicker us or take advantage of us, we always came out on top. We were never the losers. So the right attitude was important. We set a good examples. The Hillbillies set high standards.

  • Donna Douglas: People come up to me on planes and different places and say, "We wish we had shows like that. We didn’t have to worry about what our kids were watching. We knew they were watching the Beverly Hillbillies." Today you can’t go by the titles of the shows to know what the content of the show may be.

  • Donna Douglas: Back then, it was more or less we couldn't change a line in our script. We weren't allowed to change lines. Today, actors change everything and won't do parts. It's very different today. Back then, the producers were in charge. Today actors are more in charge.

Trivia (20)

  • Donna's measurements were 37-23-36.

  • Donna has been described as "the most beautiful woman in show business, or any business."

  • Donna dated Max Baer, Jr. before they starred together on "The Beverly Hillbillies."

  • Donna sued Disney, Whoopi Goldberg, and others over "Sister Act," alleging that the film ripped-off the graphic novel "A Nun in the Closet," for which Douglas owned the film rights, in 1993. Disney's lawyers won in court, and won again when Douglas appealed.

  • Donna won the Miss Golden Globe For Television award in 1963.

  • Donna has won the Golden Angel award for her work with the Excellence in Media Foundation.

  • Donna has developed products that help people with arthritis and tendonitis.

  • Donna was Grand Marshal for the Tom Mix Parade at the Tom Mix Festival in Dubois, PA on September 13, 2003.

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