Judy Holliday

Actor, Theater Actor

1921 – 1965

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Who was Judy Holliday?

Judy Holliday was an American actress, comedian and singer.

She began her career as part of a nightclub 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 an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She appeared regularly in films during the 1950s. She was noted for her performance on Broadway in the musical Bells Are Ringing, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and reprising her role in the 1960 film.

In 1952, Holliday was called to testify before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to answer claims she was associated with communism. Although not blacklisted from films, she was blacklisted from radio and television for almost three years.

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Born
Jun 21, 1921
New York City
Also known as
  • Judith Tuvim
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Queens
Died
Jun 7, 1965
New York City
Resting place
Westchester Hills Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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