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Judy Holliday Overview:

Legendary actress, Judy Holliday, was born Judith Tuvim on Jun 21, 1921 in New York City, NY. Holliday died at the age of 43 on Jun 7, 1965 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY.



Judy Holliday was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actress for Born Yesterday (as Billie Dawn) in 1950.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best ActressBorn Yesterday (1950)Billie DawnWon

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

BlogHub Articles:

Warner Archive Blu-ray: and Dean Martin Charm in Bells Are Ringing (1960)

By KC on Mar 2, 2017 From Classic Movies

Director Vincent Minnelli's Bells Are Ringing (1960) has its fans, but I've never felt this musical gets the love it deserves. Perhaps stars and Dean Martin don't offer vocal or dancing pyrotechnics, but they are nevertheless perfectly suited to the genre, giving performances that are ... Read full article

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By Caftan Woman on Jun 29, 2013 From Caftan Woman

1921 - 1965 A baker's dozen of film performances and two bona-fide Broadway hits out of five shows does not seem the stuff of legend. When those film performances include one of the Academy's rare Best Actress Oscars for a comedic performance and the Broadway hit was a Tony winn... Read full article

: “Adam’s Rib” Scene Stealer

By Angela on Mar 9, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

When you think of the movie Adam’s Rib, odds are the first people who will come to mind are Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  But as delightful as Tracy and Hepburn are, I think Adam’s Rib has one of my favorite supporting casts ever.  It’s got Jean Hagen in her film debut, Tom... Read full article

" You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde".

By Dawn on May 24, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, began her career in a night-club act, before working in Broadway plays and musicals. Her success in the 1946 stage production of Born Yesterday as "Billie Dawn" led to her being cast in the 1950 film version, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Aw... Read full article

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Judy Holliday Quotes:

Laura Partridge: Do you like Shakespeare?
Edward L. McKeever: Well, I've read a lot of it.
Laura Partridge: Well, take my advice and don't play it! It's so tiring! They don't let you sit down unless you're a king!

Ella Peterson:I'm in love with a man Plaza oh Double 4 Double 3. What a perfect relationship I can't see him he can't see me!

Edward L. McKeever: Miss Partridge, you see, I am a businessman. All my life I've concentrated on business. Now, this has necessarily forced me to devote more of my time to some things and less to others. You understand.
Laura Partridge: Sure. You're scared of girls.

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According to biographer Gary Carey, in its search for subversives in the film industry, the House Un-American Activities Committee was flummoxed by Holliday. She essentially playing her Billie Dawn character on the witness stand. She ended up being the only person ever called before HUAC who was neither blacklisted nor compelled to name names.

During the Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing, she had a brief fling with co-star Sydney Chaplin, the son of Charles Chaplin.

Lived in the building where John Lennon was murdered.

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