Fast Facts

  • Married for the first time at age 17.
  • Was crowned Miss Baton Rouge and Miss New Orleans in 1957.
  • Began her career as a model before moving to New York in the late 1950s.
  • Had her first starring role in a feature film in 1966 alongside Elvis Presley, in the movie Frankie and Johnny.
  • Pursued real estate and gospel singing after her stint on The Beverly Hillbillies.


  • Robert M. Leeds — Ex-husband
  • Danny Bourgeois — Son
  • Emmett Smith — Father
  • Elma Smith — Mother
  • Roland Bourgeois — Ex-husband

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  • Birth Name: Doris Smith
  • Birth Place: Pride, Louisiana, United States
  • Birthday: September 26, 1933, Libra
  • Died: January 1, 2015
  • Profession: Actor

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