Judy Carne, actress, died at 76

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Judy Carne, born on April 27, 1939 in Northampton, England, and died September 3, 2015 in her home town after suffering from pneumonia.

She was an English actress best remembered for the phrase “Sock it to me!” on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.

Born Joyce Audrey Botterill in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, the daughter of a London fruit merchant, Carne made her first British television appearances on the series Danger Man (1961).

She moved to the United States in the early 1960s. Her first regular role was in the sitcom Fair Exchange, in which she played an English teenager who goes to the U.S. to live with an American family whose daughter (played by Lynn Loring) has gone to live in England.

That was followed by The Baileys of Balboa (1964) and then she had an assisting role to Pete Duel in Love on a Rooftop (1966).

Carne made appearances in the TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E..

She had a small part in the ninth episode of the 1965 TV series Gidget, guest-starred as Floy in second season episode 3, “Then Came The Mighty Hunter” of 12 O’Clock High (1965), and appeared in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie.

Carne appeared in the Bonanza episode “A Question of Strength” (1963) as Sister Mary Kathleen, two episodes of The Big Valley (1967), and the TV adaptation of QB VII in 1974.

Her movie roles included A Pair of Briefs (1962), The Americanization of Emily (1964), the faithful wife of Tom Bell in All the Right Noises (1971).

On Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (1968–1973) Carne gained stardom. Her most popular routine ended with her saying “Sock it to me!”, at which point she was doused with water or assaulted in some other way. Carne was on the series for the first two seasons (1968–69), but made occasional appearances during the 1969-70 season.

Carne was married to actor Burt Reynolds from 1963-65, and to producer Robert Bergmann from 1970-71. Both marriages ended in divorce.

Actress Judy Carne died at age 76.