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Judy Carne dies at 76; 'sock-it-to-me' girl on 'Laugh-in'

Judy Carne dies at 76; 'sock-it-to-me' girl on 'Laugh-in'

Judy Carne, the troubled English actress who shot to fame as the “sock it to me” girl on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the late 1960s has died. She was 76.

The actress and 1960s personality died Sept. 3 at Northampton General Hospital in England, according to Eva Duffy, a hospital spokeswoman. The cause of death was not specified.

Carne also was known for her tumultuous 1963 marriage to Burt Reynolds, whom she claimed abused her in her 1985 autobiography, “Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside: The Bittersweet Saga of the ‘Sock it to Me’ Girl.”

The book also expounded on her drug addiction and her many resulting brushes with the law, as well as a suicide...

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