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“Beverly Hillbillies” star settles Barbie lawsuit

Actress sued Mattel and CBS for using her name and likeness

Don’t mess with Elly May Clampett.

That’s the message actress Donna Douglas sent to Mattel Inc. and CBS Corp. when she sued them for creating a Barbie doll based on the character she played on “Beverly Hillbillies,” a hit 1960s TV show that featured a poor, country family who moved to California after striking oil and becoming millionaires.

Ashley Post

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