DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Donna Douglas (aged 82)
American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies)
Donna Douglas (born Doris Ione Smith; September 26, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an Americanactress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS’s The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). Following her acting career, Douglas became a real estate agent, gospel singer, inspirational speaker, and author of books for children and adults.
DEATH: Douglas died at Baton Rouge General Hospital, aged 82, on January 1, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Her interment was in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana’s Bluff Creek Cemetery.