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Judy Canova (1913–1983)


Raucous singing and yodeling and loads of cornpone humor was pretty much the whole shebang when it came to singer/comedienne Judy Canova. Her outlandish image may be considered tacky and/or offensive by today's measure, but back in the 1930s and 1940s it really worked! By the time she left the limelight after five decades, Judy had scored in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Louisiana Hayride Judy Crocker
(1944)
Sleepy Lagoon Judy Joyner
(1943)
True to the Army Daisy Hawkins
(1942)
Scatterbrain Judy Hull
(1940)

Filmography

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 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
P. J. Muldoon
 1976 Cannonball!
Sharma Capri
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
The Arkie Lady
- The Beautiful Die Young (1974) ... The Arkie Lady
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mrs. Hankins (segment "Love and the Eat's Cafe")
 1970 The Murdocks and the McClays (TV Movie)
Ira Murdock
 1967 Li'l Abner (TV Movie)
Mammy Yokum
 1967 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series)
Sadie / Daisy Frogg
- The Golden Fleece (1967) ... Sadie
- Daisy and the Gambler (1967) ... Daisy Frogg
 1965 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Tillie Meeks
- Cap'n Ahab (1965) ... Tillie Meeks
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sheriff's Wife
 1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Helen Parch
- Party Line (1960) ... Helen Parch
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Elsie Hooper
- The Country Girl (1958) ... Elsie Hooper
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Country Girl
- Episode #3.6 (1957) ... Country Girl
 1957 Possum Pearl (Short)
Possum Pearl (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Judy Canova
- Clem's Feud (1956) ... Judy Canova
 1956 Hill-billing and Cooing (Short)
Possum Pearl (voice, uncredited)
 1955 Lay That Rifle Down
Judy Canova
 1955 Carolina Cannonball
Judy Canova
 1954 Untamed Heiress
Judy
 1952 The WAC from Walla Walla
Judy Canova
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Judy Canova
 1951 Honeychile
Judy Canova
 1946 Singin' in the Corn
Judy McCoy
 1946 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 9: The Judy Canova Radio Show (Short documentary)
Judy Canova
 1945 Hit the Hay
Judy Stevens / Helen Rand
 1945 Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 2: Radio Shows (Short)
Judy - The Judy Canova Show
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Judy Crocker
 1943 Sleepy Lagoon
Judy Joyner
 1943 Chatterbox
Judy Boggs
 1942 Joan of Ozark
Judy Hull
 1942 True to the Army
Daisy Hawkins
 1942 Sleepytime Gal
Bessie Cobb
 1941 Puddin' Head
Judy Goober
 1941 Sis Hopkins
Sis Hopkins
 1940 Scatterbrain
Judy Hull
 1937 Thrill of a Lifetime
Judy Canova
 1937 Artists & Models
Toots
 1935 Broadway Gondolier
Hillbilly Specialty (uncredited)
 1935 Going Highbrow
Annie
 1935 Husband's Holiday (Short)
 1935 In Caliente
Specialty Singer
 1934 The Song of Fame (Short)
Judy Canova
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Mother", in "The Gazooka"; "Elvira Mackintosh", in "Amateur Night"; "Anxious Girl" in "The Petrified Elevator") in "Ziegfeld Follies of 1936" on Broadway (1936). Musical revue. Music by Vernon Duke. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Based on material by David Freeman. Musical Director: John McManus. Music orchestrated by ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on her long string of rural-themed films at Republic Pictures] Sure, they were fairy tales that had a little upbeat lesson. I started out as a plain Jane, an ugly duckling, and ended up as a beautiful girl decked out in fancy dresses. I was the heroine, the country bumpkin, honest and straightforward who won out in the end. Republic had the best background crews and production values for their ... See more »

Trivia:

Sister of players Anne Canova (1909-1994), Pete Canova (1904-1947, and Zeke Canova (1898-1980), and non-professional siblings Donald and George Paul Canova. See more »

Trademark:

Finished many of her "Judy Canova" radio show broadcasts in the 1940's with the sign off "Good night, Tweeny," her daughter Julieta's nickname.

Nickname:

Jenny Lind of the Ozarks See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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