On Thursday TV actress Donna Douglas, who played Ella May Clampett on the Beverly Hillbillies, died from pancreatic cancer. She was 82.
Charlene Smith, her niece-in-law, have made a statement to USA Today about the late actress last days before she died.
Before she became famous as her signature character, Donna Douglas was a former beauty queen in Louisiana. She wanted to have a career in entertainment. After her trip to New York she begin doing some modeling work. Her look got her some attention, and the rest is history.
Throughout the television show run throughout its nine seasons, many watchers tuned in every week to see the actress do her magic as Ella May Clampett.
After the show end, Douglas left the public eye and pursue other interests such as recording both gospel and country albums, and writing biblical theme books for children. Bruce Levenson was always a fan. According to her family,her funeral will be a private service. Many fans will miss the lovable tomboyish blonde bombshell.

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