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|Born||Joy Patricia Harmon
May 1, 1940
Flushing, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jeff Gourson (1968-present) 3 children|
Harmon was born Patricia Joy Harmon in Flushing, New York. She and her family moved to Connecticut in 1946. A runner-up for Miss Connecticut, the 5 ft 5 in, 41½-22-36 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, a program geared to teenagers, featuring many popular musical groups of that era.
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.
Aunt Joy's Cakes
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. She also made the rounds of movie and sci-fi fan conventions, to meet fans and sign autographs.
- Angel in My Pocket (1969)
- Cool Hand Luke (1967)
- A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
- Village of the Giants (1965)
- The Loved One (1965)
- One Way Wahine (Wahini) (1965)
- Young Dillinger (1965)
- Roustabout (1964)
- Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)
- Mad Dog Coll (1961)
- Let's Rock (1958)
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
- A Natural Born World-Shaker: Making "Cool Hand Luke" (2008. Video documentary, as herself)
- Thicker Than Water (1973)
- The Odd Couple (1972)
- Love, American Style (1972)
- The Monkees (1967. "The Picture Frame", "Monkees on the Wheel")
- Run for You Life (1967)
- That Girl (1967)
- Occasional Wife (1967)
- The Joey Bishop Show (1967. As herself)
- The Rounders (1966)
- Bewitched (1966)
- Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1966)
- Batman (1966)
- Gidget (1965)
- Burke's Law (1964-65)
- The Beverly Hillbillies (1963)
- The Groucho Show (1960, as herself, as a contestant)
- The Tonight Show (1962. As herself)
- Tell It to Groucho (1962. As herself)
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