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Judy Holliday (1921–1965)


Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City on June 21, 1921. Her mother, a piano teacher, was attending a play when she went into labor and made it to the hospital just in time. Judy was an only child. By the age of four, her mother had her enrolled in ballet school which fostered a life-long interest in show business. Two years later her... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Born Yesterday
Born Yesterday Billie Dawn
(1950)
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib Doris Attinger
(1949)
It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You Gladys Glover
(1954)
Bells Are Ringing
Bells Are Ringing Ella Peterson
(1960)

Filmography

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 1960 Bells Are Ringing
Ella Peterson
 1956 Full of Life
Emily Rocco
 1956 The Solid Gold Cadillac
Laura Partridge
 1954-1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Good Times (1955)
- Sunday in Town (1954)
 1954 Phffft
Nina Tracey
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Huntress (1954)
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Gladys Glover
 1952 The Marrying Kind
Florence (Florrie) Keefer
 1950 Born Yesterday
Billie Dawn
 1949 On the Town
Daisy - Simpkins' MGM Date (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Adam's Rib
Doris Attinger
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Curly Flagg
- She Loves Me Not (1949) ... Curly Flagg
 1944 Winged Victory
Ruth Miller
 1944 Something for the Boys
Defense Plant Welder (uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village
Revuer (uncredited)
 1938 Too Much Johnson
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.

Trivia:

Following her divorce, she became involved with jazz musician Gerry Mulligan. After learning she had breast cancer and stopped filming, she began writing songs with him. He wrote the music and she wrote the lyrics. . Some of these songs appear on the album "Holliday With Mulligan" which they recorded together in 1961. It was not released until 1980. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played the "Dumb Blonde" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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