Judy Carne

About Judy Carne

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: April 27, 1939
Birth Place:  Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1961–1993
Spouse(s): Burt Reynolds (m. 1963; div. 1965) Robert Bergman (m. 1970; div. 1971)

Judy Carne

Judy Carne was born on April 27, 1939 in  Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, is Actress. Trained in music and dance, tiny-framed, pixie-like Judy Carne was born Joyce Botterill in Northampton, England in 1939, the daughter of a grocer. Trained in dance, she appeared in music revues as a teenager and changed her name at the advice of a dance teacher. Slowly building up a career on British TV, she arrived in America in 1962, the eve of the mid-60s "British invasion," and appeared to good advantage on the TV series Fair Exchange (1962). Beginning unobtrusively in film, she developed enough as a light comedienne to score well on the smaller screen and won a regular role on the sitcom The Baileys of Balboa (1964). Stardom came with her own romantic comedy series Love on a Rooftop (1966) opposite the late Pete Duel. The latter series, though short-lived, was quite popular and showcased Carne's appeal to maximum advantage. She found herself embraced by America as a cute, pert-nosed Cockney lass with a Peter Pan-like effervescence.It was no surprise when a couple of years later she soared to "flower power" stardom on the hip and highly irreverent TV cult variety show Laugh-In (1967), where she introduced the phrase "Sock it to me!" to the American vernacular. As the plucky brunette, she always seemed to be on the receiving end of a slapstick prank, but the audiences loved her for it. The show also made instant household names out of fellow Laugh-In comrades Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley, Lily Tomlin, and, notably, Goldie Hawn, who managed to out-perk even Judy and grab the lion's share of attention. Judy proved herself a game sport for a while, but made the decision to leave the series after only two seasons-- tired of the grind, the typecast, and the disappointment of having her singing/dancing skills undermined.In the long run it probably was a major career mistake. With the exception of her role as Polly (the Julie Andrews roles) in a Broadway revival of "The Boy Friend" that also featured Sandy Duncan, Judy's post "Laugh-In" professional life was unexceptional with a surprising quick descent. There were a couple of mini-movies, a failed TV idea for a sitcom called "Poor Judy", a failed Las Vegas music act, and the TV talk show circuit. Nothing panned out. Despite an innocent, bubbly, cheery exterior, her private life was anything but. Her 1963 marriage to rising star Burt Reynolds was over within a couple of years. The divorce was acrimonious, to say the least, with nasty, below-the-belt accusations being flung from both sides and feeding the tabloid sheets. A second marriage to TV producer Robert Bergman in 1970 lasted even less than that. More problematic, however, was Judy's escalating financial problems and a drug problem which started with marijuana and hallucinogens and developed into a full-fledged heroin addiction.In the late 60s and 70s she tried to maintain somewhat with scattered appearances on the musical and comedy stage with roles in "Cabaret" (as Sally Bowles), "Absurd Person Singular," "There's a Girl in My Soup", "The Owl and the Pussycat" and "Blithe Spirit". Her career pretty much in shambles, she fell quickly into the lifestyle of a junkie and began living in squalor. For the next decade, she literally dropped out of sight. The only time she was heard from was when she was busted for a drug arrest or when she made unhappy headlines for a near-fatal 1978 car crash (her ex-husband Robert was driving) that left her with a broken neck.Judy's tell-all 1985 autobiography "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside" was a harrowing and heart-wrenching read with explicit detailing of her descent into degradation. Despite the book, the adorable English girl who captured America's heart in the late 1960s failed to win back a now-disinterested audience. She remains a prime example of what the flip side of a glamorous Hollywood can turn out to be. Living in England, she has not been heard of much since the publishing of the book. She has allegedly been married twice more since then. She was also in attendance for the televised 25th anniversary of "Laugh-In" and a televised "Laugh-In" Christmas show both in 1993. She resides in her hometown of Northampton, England
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As per our current Database, Judy Carne has been died on 3 September 2015(2015-09-03) (aged 76)\nNorthampton, Northamptonshire, England.

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Occupation Actress
Age 76 years old
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Born April 27, 1939 ( Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom)
Birthday April 27
Town/City  Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Carne was born in Northampton, England. Her parents, Harold and Kathy, were greengrocers in Kingsthorpe. She made her first British television appearances on the series Danger Man (1961) and episodes of The Rag Trade (also 1961), a BBC sitcom. She moved to the USA not long afterwards. Her first regular role was in the sitcom Fair Exchange (1963) as an English teenager who goes to the US 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). She later co-starred with Pete Duel in Love on a Rooftop (1966). She made several appearances on the adventure series The Man from U.N.C.L.E..


Carne was married to actor Burt Reynolds from 1963 to 1965 and to Producer Robert Bergmann from 1970 to 1971. Both marriages were brief, childless, and ended in divorce. In 1978, after being found not guilty of possessing heroin, she was involved in a car accident along with her second husband; she recovered from a broken neck. Her drug Problem continued and she was later arrested again for heroin possession.


She had a small part in the ninth episode of the TV series Gidget (1965), guest-starred as Jill in first-season episode 2, "Follow the Leader" and 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 (1966). She appeared in the Bonanza episode "A Question of Strength" (1963) as Sister Mary Kathleen, two episodes of The Big Valley (1967), guest-starred in episode 11 of the first season of Alias Smith and Jones (1971) and the TV adaptation of QB VII (1974). Her film roles included A Pair of Briefs (1962), The Americanization of Emily (1964), the wife of Tom Bell in All the Right Noises (1971), and Rachel Amodeo's street movie What About Me (1993), opposite Richard Hell and Johnny Thunders.


On Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–1970) 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 a regular in the first two seasons (1968–69); then, having decided the show had become "a big, bloody bore", made occasional guest appearances in the remaining 1969–70 seasons.


Carne starred in a revival of the musical The Boy Friend which opened on Broadway on 14 April 1970 and ran for 111 performances.


Her autobiography, Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside: The Bittersweet Saga of the Sock-It-To-Me Girl (1985), chronicled her difficulties with drugs, her failed marriage to Reynolds, and her bisexuality.


Carne moved back to Northamptonshire, England, in the 1980s, living quietly in the village of Pitsford. She died from pneumonia on 3 September 2015 at a hospital in Northampton.

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