Debbie Watson was born on January 17, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. After auditioning for the role of Karen in NBC's "Karen" in 1964, she became a contract actress for Universal. The show was produced by Munster alumni Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, with a theme song sung by the Beach Boys and written by by Bob Mosher and Jack Marshall. The following season, she starred as Tammy Tarleton in the TV incarnation of the Tammy movie series on ABC. In 1966, Debbie starred as Marilyn in Munster, Go Home! infamously replacing Pat Priest. In August of 1967, she gave birth to a baby boy, Darren, and was by then married to Richard Orshoff. After an appearance on a 1971 episode of "Love, American Style," Debbie stopped appearing in film and TV. Today she lives in Southern California and most recently appeared on A&E's "Biography" of the Munsters.
Debbie as Tammy Tarleton with Frank McGrath and Denver Pyle in Tammy and the Millionaire (1967)
Debbie as Tammy in "Tammy" (1965) the TV series on ABC
"Baby Boy for Debbie Watson." Los Angeles Times. Aug. 10, 1967. D20.
MacMinn, Aleene. "Debbie-Karen: all the same." Los Angeles Times. Sep. 27, 1964. A2.