The star of the US comedy show ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ died in a British hospital.
The British actress Judy Carne, known for her role in the US comedy show ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ has died at the age of 76. The actress passed away in a British hospital. The ‘Sock it to Me’ phrase was coined by the actress in the hit TV show.
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The TV show had a successful run from 1967 to 1973. The actress’s death was confirmed on Tuesday by an e-mail by Eva Duffy. Eva is the spokeswoman for Northampton General Hospital. She stated to NYTimes that Judy died in the hospital on the 3rd of September. According to reports the actress was suffering from pneumonia.
Judy became famous with the rise of ‘Martin’s Laugh-In’ which was a hit on NBC. The show featured the British actress suffering from humiliations after uttering her famous signature phrase.
The TV show did not just make Judy into a star but also helped Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin to rise to fame. Yet Judy left the show in its third season. After that her acting career took a downturn as she became involved with drugs.
Judy Carne was born as Joyce Botterill in Northampton. She had started performing on TV shows in the late 1950s. After building much reputation and name in England she moved to the United States.
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The actress has had roles in many TV series. But after her heroin addiction her career was sidetracked. She became engulfed in medical and legal problems. Judy married twice, once to the actor Burt Reynolds.