THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES
274 episodes/first UK broadcast 1963 Famous guest stars: John Wayne, Phil Silvers, Sammy Davis Jr and future Star Wars actor David Prowse THE hillbilly Clampett family strike oil on their one-bedroom farm and promptly move upmarket to spend their millions in a mansion in Beverly Hills.
The motivations driving network-programming strategies were clear with the rural comedy craze of the fifties and sixties, e.g., Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies
. When the FCC lifted a ban on all pending stationsAE licenses in 1952, the audience expanded to include the South and other rural areas.
Black Beauty from The Green Hornet, Drag-U-La from The Munsters, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, The Car from The Car, and the Oldsmobile jalopy from The Beverly Hillbillies
all came out of Barris Kustom Industries.
The actress was perhaps best known for her roles in the television series The Beverly Hillbillies
and the hit film Valley of the Dolls.
Whether considering the racial implications of a 1930s Appalachian folk festival, the stereotypical but often sympathetic portrayals of rural southerners in sitcoms like The Beverly Hillbillies
and The Andy Griffith Show, or the shifting perceptions of President Lyndon B.
Aside from the iconic Batmobile, Barris also created vehicles for the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider," and the 1960s shows "The Munsters," "The Beverly Hillbillies
" and "The Monkees." His vehicles also appeared in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock movie "North by Northwest."
1962 TV comedy series Beverly Hillbillies
premiered on CBS in America.
Which actor played Jed Clampett in the original Beverly Hillbillies
The original black and white series of The Beverly Hillbillies
, which ran from 1962 to 1971.
Henning's Beverly Hillbillies
and Petticoat Junction were such massive successes that CBS commissioned a third Henning show without even a pilot.
Donna Douglas (born Doris Smith; September 1932--January 1, 2015) 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.