||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (March 2009)|
|Born||Judy Lenteen Pace
June 15, 1942
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Don Mitchell (m. 1972–86)
Curt Flood (m. 1986–97)
|Children||Julia Pace Mitchell|
|Awards||1970 - Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series The Young Lawyers|
Judy Lenteen Pace (born June 15, 1942) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as in various films and television shows during the 1960s through the late-1980s. She portrayed Vickie Fletcher on the TV series Peyton Place (1968-1969) and Pat Walters on the ABC drama series The Young Lawyers (1969-1971), In which she won an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 1970.
She made her film debut as one of the title characters in William Castle's 13 Frightened Girls (1963). Pace got her first major break in Hollywood as the first black villainess on TV with her role as "Vickie Fletcher" in the hit ABC-TV soap-opera/drama series Peyton Place (1968). She became a familiar face in the 1970s on both the big and small screen, appearing in popular blaxploitation movies and popular television shows. Television shows on which she appeared include Batman, Bewitched, The Flying Nun, I Spy, The Mod Squad, That's My Mama, Kung Fu, Sanford and Son, Good Times and What's Happening!!. For one season, she starred in the drama The Young Lawyers broadcast on ABC. Pace also had a key supporting role as Gale Sayers's wife in the critically acclaimed 1971 ABC-TV movie Brian's Song.
She met her second husband, late baseball great Curt Flood, as a bachelorette contestant on the game show The Dating Game. They married in 1986, and remained together until Flood's death in 1997. Her first husband, African-American actor Don Mitchell, co-starred for 7 years on the hit NBC-TV series Ironside. Pace is also the former sister-in law of the musician and actor Oscar Brown, Jr.