- Date of Birth:
- April 27, 1939
- 5' 3"
Judy Carne (born Joyce Audrey Botterillon April 27, 1939 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) was a British actress. Judy was born in England, the daughter of a grocer in Kingsthorpe. She made her first television debut on the British television series Danger Man (titled Secret Agent in the United States) and on the BBC sitcom, The Rag Trade. Judy moved to the US shortly after her debut, appearing on the sitcom Fair Exchange in 1963. She followed this appearance up with The Baileys of Balboa and co-starring with Pete Duel in Love on a Rooftop. She also made appearances in the original series of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Judy’s most famous role came in 1968, when she joined the cast of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She originated the catchphrase, “Sock it to me!”, which resulted in her being doused with water or walloped some way. President candidate Richard Nixon famously recited the catchphrase on the Sept. 16, 1968 episode. Judy stayed with Laugh-In until 1969, but came back for the 1969-70 season. After Laugh-In, Judy starred in All the Right Noises in 1971, and made appearances on television shows like Love, American Style and Iron Side. Judy passed away from pneumonia on Sept. 3, 2015 in Northampton.
Best Known For:
Judy Carne was best known as an actress with a memorable role on Laugh-In.
Judy was married to actor Burt Reynolds from 1963 to 1965. Judy and producer Robert Bergman were married from 1970 to 1971. In her autobiography, Judy chronicled her difficulties with drugs, her failed marriage and her bisexuality. She moved back to Northamptonshire in the 1980s.