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Joy Garrett (2 March 1945 – 11 February 1993; age 47) was an actress and vocalist who played Annie Meyers in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode "A Fistful of Datas". Having played many roles on various television programs through the 1970s and 1980s, she is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Jo Johnson on the soap opera Days of Our Lives between 1987 and 1993. For this part she received the Soap Opera Digest Award in the category Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Daytime in 1989. Between 1983 and 1985 she also portrayed Boobsie Austin in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Garrett started to work in the entertainment industry in the early 1970s with a supporting role in the science fiction thriller Who? (1973). The following years she had guest parts in episodes of Operation Petticoat (1978, with Jack Murdock and Raymond Singer), Charlie's Angels (1978, with Julie Ann Johnson), Quincy M.E. (1978, with Robert Ito, Garry Walberg, and John S. Ragin), Husbands, Wives & Lovers (1978, with Stewart Moss), 13 Queens Boulevard (1979, with Allan Miller), The Incredible Hulk (1980, with Paul Carr), Benson (1980), The Stockard Channing Show (1980, with Granville Van Dusen), and Sanford (1980).
She appeared in the television movies Callie & Son (1981, with James Sloyan, Andrew Prine, Matthew Faison, Jeanetta Arnette, and Ivy Bethune), Born to Be Sold (1981, with Dean Stockwell, Lloyd Haynes, and Michael Canavan), Hotline (1982, with Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham, and James Ingersoll), and Love Among Thieves (1987, with Samantha Eggar and Christopher Neame) and made guest appearances in Too Close for Comfort (1982, with Deborah Van Valkenburgh and Patrick Cronin), The Dukes of Hazzard (1982, with William O'Connell), Archie Bunker's Place (1983, with Robert Picardo), Three's Company (1983), Alice (1983, with Vic Tayback), Remington Steele (1984, with Jessie Lawrence Ferguson), Magnum, P.I. (1984), Night Court (1985, with John Larroquette, Leslie Bevis, and Kenneth Tigar), Sidekicks (1986, with Keye Luke), Dynasty (1987, with Joan Collins), Easy Street (1987, with James Cromwell and Armin Shimerman), and Murder, She Wrote (1990, with Jeff Yagher).