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Donna Douglas: 1933 - 2015

January 2nd, 2015 5:26pm EST
'Beverly Hillbillies' Star Donna Douglas Dies At 81
Donna Douglas, the TV actress best known for playing Elly May Clampett on 60s series "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.

The star passed away at her Pride, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana home on New Year's Day, her niece, Charlene Smith, told the the Associated Press on Friday.

Douglas died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 81.

The actress was married twice and is survived by her only son, Danny P. Bourgeois from her first marriage to Roland Bourgeois, which lasted just five years. She remarried Robert M. Leeds, who was the director of her hit TV series, but they divorc...
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'Beverly Hillbillies' Star Settles Barbie Lawsuit

December 30th, 2011 9:04am EST
Donna Douglas
"The Beverly Hillbillies" star Donna Douglas has settled her lawsuit against TV bosses and toy maker Mattel over a Barbie that was created using her character's likeness.

The actress, who played tomboy Elly May Clampett in the long-running series, launched a legal battle against bosses at CBS Corp. and Mattel Inc. in May after alleging both companies neglected to seek her permission before inking a partnership to make the doll.

She has come to an agreement with the companies' bosses. Her attorney, Philip Shaheen, filed court documents in Louisiana on Tuesday indicating a settlement had be...
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With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...
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Top Ten 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

July 3rd, 2008 8:27am EDT
The Twilight Zone
Every year, the Sci Fi channel celebrates Independence Day with a two-day marathon of episodes from The Twilight Zone, one of the most enduring and renowned anthology series in the history of television.

If it's too hot outside for fireworks and cook-outs this July 4th, you can opt for a long, lazy weekend indoors with TZ on your tube. Rod Serling is so cool, you might not even need to turn on your air conditioner!

Submitted for your approval: These are the ten stops you shouldn't miss when traveling along the shadowy road that winds through…The Twilight Zone.

1. "A Kind of a Stopw...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 26

September 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christina Milian
Happy Birthday to tennis star Serena Williams (1981), pop singer Christina Milian (1981), rapper Ras Kass (1972), "Frequency" actor James Caviezel (1968), Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon (1967; d. 1995), tv host Jillian Barberie (1966), "Krull" actress Lysette Anthony (1963), actress Melissa Sue Anderson (1962), "The Terminator" actress Linda Hamilton (1956), Australian singer Olivia Newton-John (1948), bluegrass singer Lynn Anderson (1947), Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (1945), "The Beverly Hillbillies" actress Donna Douglas (1933), television actor Richard Herd (1932), "Emergency" actress...
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