Donna Douglas was born Doris Smith in bayou country near Pride, LA on Sept. 26, 1933. Her father, Emmett Smith, was an employee of the Esso Oil Company, and Douglas spent her summers fishing and collecting pets on her grandparents' 23-acre farm in Baywood. A natural tomboy, Douglas wore only hand-me-downs from her older brother and any number of eight male cousins. In terms of athletics, Douglas pitched on an all-boy softball team and never considered joining the girls' team. After leaving Howell Grade School, she joined the first graduating class of the private Roman Catholic St. Gerard High School (now Redemptionist High School), which had opened its doors in East Baton Rouge Parish in 194...
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