Joy Harmon

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Joy Harmon
Joy Harmon Roger Smith Mister Roberts 1965.JPG
Harmon with Roger Smith in an episode of Mister Roberts, 1965.
Born Joy Patricia Harmon
(1940-05-01) May 1, 1940 (age 74)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Years active 1956-1973
Spouse(s) Jeff Gourson (1968-present) 3 children
Awards Miss Connecticut

Joy Patricia Harmon (born May 1, 1940) is a baker and former American actress.[1]


Harmon was born Patricia Joy Harmon in Flushing, New York. She and her family moved to Connecticut in 1946.[2] A runner-up for Miss Connecticut, Harmon was a contestant during the last season of Groucho Marx's television program You Bet Your Life (titled The Groucho Show during its last season) and later a regular on Marx's program Tell It to Groucho (credited as "Patty Harmon"). She also guest-starred on several 1960s TV series, including Gidget, Batman, and The Monkees. She appeared in a cameo role as blonde Ardice in the Jack Lemmon comedy Under the Yum Yum Tree in 1963. She had a role as Tony Dow's girlfriend in the 1965-66 television soap opera, Never Too Young.[3]

Harmon's best-remembered acting roles are as the thirty-foot-tall Merrie in the 1965 movie Village of the Giants (where she captures normal-sized Johnny Crawford and suspends him from her bikini top), and as the car-washing girl "Lucille" in 1967's Cool Hand Luke, with Paul Newman.[3]

Aunt Joy's Cakes[edit]

Harmon retired from Hollywood to marry Jeff Gourson and raise three children. Later, she started her own company, Aunt Joy's Cakes, a bakery located in Burbank, California.[4] She also made the rounds of movie and science-fiction fan conventions, to meet fans and sign autographs.




  1. ^ Sullivan, Steve (1998-06-15). Bombshells: Glamour Girls of a Lifetime. Macmillan. pp. 43–. ISBN 9781429956222. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Joy Harmon". Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Joy Harmon Movies". Blockbuster. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aunt Joy's Cakes". Retrieved 14 April 2013. 

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