Beverly Hillbillies in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1962-09-26 TV comedy series "Beverly Hillbillies" premieres on CBS

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1902-10-17 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-06 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1907-03-13 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1908-04-02 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Belleville, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1919-02-17 Kathleen Freeman, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1921-08-28 Nancy Kulp, American actress (Miss Hathaway in Beverly Hillbillies), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1933-09-26 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1937-12-04 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-03-05 Kevin Connolly, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus), born in Patchogue, New York


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1971-09-11 Percy Helton, American actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men), dies at 77
  • 1973-04-26 Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • 1974-03-03 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1980-04-15 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
  • 1987-02-08 Harriet MacGibbon, American actress, dies of a pulmonary & cardiac failure at 81
  • 1991-02-03 Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • 2003-07-06 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • 2015-01-01 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82