Judy Carne

1939 - 2015 (Age 76)




LONDON (AP) - Judy Carne, a star of the U.S. comedy show "Laugh-In," has died in a British hospital. She was 76.

She was famous for popularizing the "Sock it to Me" phrase on the hit TV show that ran from 1967 to 1973.

Her death was confirmed Tuesday in an e-mail by Eva Duffy, spokeswoman for Northampton General Hospital.

Duffy said Carne died in the hospital on Sept. 3. Newspaper reports said she had suffered from pneumonia.

Carne shot to fame with the rise of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In", a network smash hit that often featured her doused in water, taking pratfalls or suffering other humiliations.

She left the show in its third season and her acting career faltered as she became heavily involved with drugs, a phase described in her autobiography.

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Hey Judy, I will never forget asking you to stop for a photo when you came to Akron, Ohio for the All American Soap Box Derby. You were beautiful and I loved you, being only 16 at the time.

Yr were a great female who has inspired others

Bless her, she brought smiles to so many.

I just learned of the things that Miss Carne suffered and went through and it saddened me. Such a bright, funny, and lovely girl! I'm so sorry that life didn't fair better for her. Rest in peace, Judy.

She was a delight. Sorry about her passing.

A very beautiful lady.She will be missed. May the God all comfort, who comforts in all trials, keep you and sustain you. Philippians 4:5.

C. Wilson Jacksonville Fl

'And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.' Isaiah26:19