Judy Holliday (1921–1965)


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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 6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

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 Phffft
Nina Tracey
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Sunday in Town (1954)
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Dream Girl" on Broadway. Comedy (revival). Written by Elmer Rice. Scenic Design by Eldon Elder. Costume Design by Emeline C. Roche. Music by William Brooks. Directed by Morton Da Costa. City Center: 9 May 1951-20 May 1951 (15 performances). Cast: Don DeFore (as "Clark Redfield" / "Mexican"), Joseph Dooley (as "... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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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.

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

Trademark:

Frequently played the "Dumb Blonde" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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