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- The Black Babydoll
- Judy Lenteen Pace
- Los Angeles CA
- United States
Judy Lenteen Pace (born June 16, 1942, in Los Angeles, California) is an African-American stage and screen actress. Many publications, fans, and critics alike have called Pace one of the most beautiful woman to ever appear on screen. In the 1970s, she was lauded as the personification of Black Beauty but, most importantly, she has both been recognized as, and has proven to be one of Hollywood's more venerable actresses.
Judy Pace Career Biography
Pace became a familiar face in the 1970s on both the big and small screen, appearing in popular blaxploitation movies and popular television shows. She played a character on the soap opera One Life to Live. Television programs on which she appeared include Batman, Bewitched, The Flying Nun, I Spy, The Mod Squad, That's My Mama, Sanford and Son, and What's Happening. For one season, she starred in the drama The Young Lawyers broadcast on ABC. Pace also made a supporting role appearance as Gayle Sayers's wife in the critically acclaimed 1971 ABC-TV movie Brian's Song.
Judy Pace Early Career, Personal Life
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 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 actor Oscar Brown, Jr.