Pat Woodell dies at 71

Los Angeles, Oct 19 (IANS) Pat Woodell, who played Bobbi Jo on 1960s CBS sitcom “Petticoat Junction”, died in Fallbrook, California. She was 71.

According to LA times, she died on September 29, reports

Woodell played one of the Bradley sisters on “Petticoat Junction” from its debut in 1963-65, starring opposite Linda Kaye Henning as Betty Jo and Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo. Bea Benaderet played their mother Kate Bradley, the owner of the Shady Rest Hotel.

Woodell left the season after season two, and was replaced by Lori Saunders. The show, created by Hennings’ parents Paul and Ruth Henning, aired on CBS until April 1970.

Woodell was also a singer, performing with “Petticoat Junction” sisters on the show. She also performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with group The Ladybugs.

Her other TV credits include a 1962 episode of “Cheyenne” and appearances on “The Gallant Men”, “Hawaiian Eye”, “77 Sunset Strip” and “The Munsters”. She was signed by Warner Bros. in the early ’60s.

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