Petticoat Junction Actress Pat Woodell Dies at 71


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Pat Woodell, best known for her role as Bobbie Jo Bradley on the 1960s show Petticoat Junction, has died.

She was 71.

Her husband, Vern McDade, said that the actress had been battling cancer for over two decades.

Woodell starred as one of the sisters on CBS' Petticoat Junction from 1963 to 1965. Originally a singer, Woodell's time on the show had her performing songs with her on-screen siblings, played by Linda Kaye and Jeannine Riley.

Woodell left Petticoat Junction in 1965, and had brief roles on The Hollywood Palace and The Munsters.

Her film career wasn't as successful, as Woodell starred in so-called "exploitation" films like The Woman Hunt (1972), The Twilight People (1972) and The Roommates (1973).

Woodell's last acting role came in an episode of The New Perry Mason in 1973. She fully retired from the business after that.

Once married to actor Gary Clarke, Woodell spent 37 years with McDade. She died on September 29th.