“Forgotten Hollywood”- More Sad News to Report…

Posted on September 8, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Carne1_3431877e   Judy Carne was the British actress best known for the catch-phrase Sock it to me! on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. She also had a role in the Julie Andrews vehicle, The Americanization of Emily.

   Prior to being a regular on the variety program, Carne co-starred in a few situation comedies, including Love on a Rooftop. She also guest-starred on television programs, such as Bonanza, Gidget, 12 O’Clock High, I Dream of Jeannie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Big Valley, Gunsmoke, and Love American Style.

   Her autobiography, Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside: The Bittersweet Saga of the Sock-It-To-Me Girl  in 1985, chronicled her problems with drugs, a failed marriage to Burt Reynolds, and bisexuality. She also dated Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty. By her account, she didn’t enjoy doing Laugh-In.  JUDY CARNE —->

   Judy Carne was 76.


JeanDarling<—JEAN DARLING was a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927-29, co-starring in 46 silents and six talkies. During her adult career, she’s best remembered for her role  in the original production of Carousel in 1945, appearing in about 850 consecutive performances.

   Darling continued to appear in cinema after leaving Hal Roach Productions, including an appearance in Laurel & Hardy’s adaptation of Babes in Toyland and as the young Jane in Jane Eyre, both  in 1934. She turned down an offer to appear alongside Mickey Rooney in one of the MGM Andy Hardy movies, and went on Broadway.

   Prior to her death, she was one of four surviving cast members from the Silent era cast of Our Gang. At the time of her death in 2015, Darling was, along with Baby Peggy, one of the last surviving actors who worked in the silent film era.

   Jean Darling was 93.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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