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Judy Carne
Born Joyce Botterill
April 27, 1939 (1939-04-27) (age 70)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Burt Reynolds (1963-1965)
Robert Bergman (1970-1971)

Judy Carne (born Joyce Botterill on April 27, 1939 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) is an actress best remembered for the phrase "Sock it to me!" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. This phrase was actually first used at the end of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels' Devil with a Blue Dress. Laugh-In began as a series in January 1968, after a popular 1967 special.

Carne 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 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) and then she had an assisting role to Pete Duel in Love on a Rooftop (1966).

On Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968–1973) Carne rose to stardom. Her most popular routine ended with her saying "Sock it to me!", at which point she was doused with water or in some other way assaulted. Carne was on the series for the first two seasons (1968–1969) but made occasional appearances during the 1969–70 season. Her career faltered after leaving the show. Laugh-In producer George Schlatter blamed her for breaking up the Laugh-In "family".

Carne was married to actor Burt Reynolds for two years (1963–1965) and producer Robert Bergman for one (1970–1971).

Carne developed drug dependency starting with marijuana and eventually became a heroin addict. She had a near-fatal automobile accident in 1978 which broke her neck, leaving her in traction for about three months. On October 22 of the same year, she was arrested at London's Gatwick Airport. Her autobiography, Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside (1984), chronicled her difficulties.

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