RIP Donna Douglas: Check Out Elly May's Greatest Hits
It cannot be overstated what a phenomenon "The Beverly Hillbillies" was. Not only was the comedy the #1 series in America for its first two seasons, but the episode "The Giant Jackrabbit" remains one of the single most watched half-hours in sitcom history. Douglas was essential to the show's rollicking mix, and she remained friends with "Hillbillies" star Buddy Ebsen until his death.
Let's take a look back at some of Douglas' finer contributions to popular culture.
First of all: Let us enjoy Elly May's bathing suit issues. They are comical and cute.
In this veeeery short clip, you get Elly May's full awesomeness in just a single quip.
Never forget that Douglas released a couple of singles during her heyday. Here's the tuneful, catchy "He's So Near." Girl had some pipes.
And no Donna Douglas tribute is complete without a clip from her Elvis movie "Frankie and Johnny." Ann-Margret and Shelley Fabares, please take note of her sweet sensuality.