I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Monday, September 07, 2015
Sock it to me!
April 27,1939 – September 3, 2015
Judy Carne died frompneumoniaon 3 September 2015. She was born Joyce Audrey BotterillinNorthampton, England, the daughter of a couple who ran agreengrocersin Kingsthorpe.She made her first British television appearances on the seriesDanger Man(1961) and episodes ofThe Rag Trade(also 1961), a BBC sitcom. She moved to the US not long afterwards.
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 on the series for the first two seasons (1968–69), but made occasional appearances during the 1969-70 season. At the time she left, Carne complained that the show had become "a big, bloody bore".
Carne was married to actor Burt Reynolds from 1963 to 1965 and to producer Robert Bergmann from 1970 to 1971. Both marriages were childless and ended in divorce.
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.