Lori's real name was Linda Marie Hines, and because there was already another Linda on the "Petticoat Junction" set, she legally changed her name to Lori Saunders.
Lori had a relatively short acting career, A native of Kansas City,
she made more than 100 commericals. She actually played two
parts on "The Beverly Hillbillies," first as Betty Gordon, a secretary
for Mr. Drysdale (Raymond Bailey), and then several years later as
part of Henning's cross-programming, as Bobbie Jo when she was
proposed to by Jethro Bodine (Max Baer, Jr.).
She appeared in a second TV series, "Dusty's Trail" (1973-74), a
show set in the 1800s about a small group of Wild West travelers
who became separated from their wagon train.
After retiring from acting in the late 1970s, Lori turned her creativity
to oil paintings and art sculptures. Check out her website