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Donna Douglas

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Donna Douglas

Born

Pride, Louisiana, USA

Died

1/1/2015

Birth Name

Doris Smith

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Donna Douglass
7.7
out of 10
User Rating
33 votes

Biography

EDIT

She was the age of 82.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

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