Celebrities Who Have Died on January 1 in History | Legendary musician Hank Williams, Donna Douglas (who played Elly May Clampett on 'The Beverly Hillbillies'), famous film choreographer Bob Anderson, Cesar Romero (who played the Joker on the 'Batman' TV series), and German composer Johann Christian Bach all died on this day in history.
Donna Douglas was an American actress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies.
Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said her niece, Charlene Smith. Douglas was 82.