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 77)
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Years active 1956–1973
Spouse(s) Jeff Gourson (1968–2001); 3 children
Awards Miss Connecticut

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


Joy Patricia Harmon was born 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 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 (9 m) Merrie in Village of the Giants (1965; where she captures normal-sized Johnny Crawford and suspends him from her bikini top), and as the car-washing "Lucille" in Cool Hand Luke (1967) and her (41--22=36) measurements[3][4]

Aunt Joy's Cakes[edit]

Harmon was married to Hollywood TV and film producer and film editor Jeff Gourson from 1968 to 2001, raising three children. In 1973, she left Hollywood to devote her time to her lifelong love of baking, as she started her own company, Aunt Joy's Cakes, a bakery located in Burbank, California.[5]

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Selected television roles[edit]


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