Yesterday was Donna Douglas’ 80th birthday and I wondered what happened to the cast of the Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971) after all these years.
Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett): starred in 274 episodes as the head of the hillbilly family and went on to star in his own hit series Barnaby Jones. Born: April: 2 1908 Died: July 6 2003 at age 95. Buddy had a long history in Hollywood and was an accomplished dancer.
Irene Ryan (Daisy Moses): starred in 274 episodes as Jed’s Feisty mother-in-law who solved most problems at the end of a shotgun. Born: October 17, 1902 Died: of an inoperable brain tumor April 26, 1973 at age 70.
Donna Douglas starred in 274 episodes as Ellie May Clampett who loved all ‘critters’ including a hippopotamus. She just celebrated her 80th birthday.
Max Baer starred in 274 episodes as Jethro Bodine the lovable ‘playboy with the 6th grade education. Born December 4,1937. Max had a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Raymond Baily starred in 274 episodes playing the tight fisted banker Milburn Drysdale. Born: May 6 1904 Died: April 5 1980 of a heart attack. Gave Hollywood three tries before hitting it big.
Nancy Culp: starred in 273 episodes playing the often befuddled secretary of Milburn Drysdale and would-be love interest of Jethro) if he had ever caught on to her advances. Born August 28, 1921 Died February 3, 1991. She spoke 2 languages and was very intelligent.
THIS DAY IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1968 The musical HAIR opened in London, with scenes of nudity, drug use and flag desecration.
HAPPY SEPTEMBER 27 BIRTHDAY TO: Randy Bachman 70, Avril Lavigne 29, Meatloaf 66, Gwyneth Paltrow 41, Anna Camp 31, Shawn Cassidy 55, Brad Arnold 35, Tamara Taylor 43, Wilfred Brimley 79, Jayne Meadows 93, Sofia Milos 48, and Arielle Vandenberg 27.
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