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Donna Douglas

Before 'Hillbillies,' Donna Douglas traveled 'The Twilight Zone'

Before 'Hillbillies,' Donna Douglas traveled 'The Twilight Zone'

Donna Douglas, who died Thursday, found lasting fame in her role as Elly May Clampett on the CBS sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies." But it was a small role she had two years before that has arguably had a more lasting impact. It was her first, but not her only, trip to "The Twilight Zone."

Douglas appeared for just a few minutes in the final moments of the second season episode, "The Eye of the Beholder," written by series creator Rod Serling. The episode aired in 1960, years before "The Beverly Hillbillies" in...