‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Star Donna Douglas Dies At 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said her niece, Charlene Smith. Douglas was 82. She was best known […]

Settlement In Elly Mae Clampett Barbie Doll Suit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the “The Beverly Hillbillies” has settled her lawsuit over a Barbie doll that uses the character’s name and likeness. An attorney for actress Donna Douglas says she settled with CBS and toymaker Mattel on Tuesday. Douglas’ lawsuit had sought at least $75,000. Details […]

‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Actress Sues Barbie Maker

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the hit television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” is suing toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., claiming the company used her name and likeness for a Barbie doll without her authorization. The federal suit filed Wednesday in Baton Rouge, La., says packaging for the “Elly May” […]