Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday was an American actress. Holliday began her career as part of 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 Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She appeared regularly in film during the 1950s.
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'Rat Busters NYC,' Green Bay Packers game on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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“It Should Happen to You,” which was released in 1954, follows at 10 pm This film features Judy Holliday as Gladys Glover, a small town girl who goes to New York City in hopes of becoming an actress or model After two years of failing to make it big,
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Fringe Dispatch #5 – the Bell(e)s of Bombay and Broadway - Edmonton Journal (blog)
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... among many other things, the screenplays for Singing in the Rain and The Bandwagon) with music by the immortal Jule Styne, Bells are Ringing, was, in its day, a Broadway hit, and later a movie starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday
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The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes - SanFranciscoSentinel.com
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Actresses Mae West, whose mother was of Bavarian Jewish heritage, and Judy Holliday, whose parents were of Russian-Jewish decent, both fared well as comedians, but never as leading dramatic actresses, while Theda Bara, Alla Nazimova and Hedy Lamarr
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Events in New Jersey - New York Times
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LONG BRANCH New Jersey Repertory Company, Lumia Theater “Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story,” by Bob Sloan. Through Aug. 14. $25 to $40. New Jersey Repertory Company, Lumia Theater, 179 Broadway. (732) 229-3166; njrep.org
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Movies: New releases not reviewed this week - OregonLive.com (blog)
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By Shawn Levy, The Oregonian “Adam's Rib” Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, a brilliant script, and George Cukor's delicately firm direction: bliss. (Northwest Film Center, Wednesday only) “Belvedere” Drama about life in a refugee camp
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THE HELP – The Review - We Are Movie Geeks
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She's greatly abetted by Spenser's sassy, spunky, weary Minnie who shines when she befriends the outcast from Hilly's group, Celia ( played by Jessica Chastain in the great tradition of cinema's sweet, child-like, daffy blonds like Judy Holliday and
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Happy 54th Birthday, Melanie Griffith! Here are 5 of Her Underrated Roles - Movieline
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After 60 years, there's no beating the original Born Yesterday, the saucy trifle of a comedy with Judy Holliday giving one of the finest comic performances of all time as the ditzy matriculant Billie Dawn (which famously earned her an Oscar over All
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford - PopMatters
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Unforgettable: Cukor crafted numerous classic scenes, but the one that truly represents his skills with actors is the gin game between Billie (Judy Holliday) and Harry (Broderick Crawford) in Born Yesterday (1950). While the scene has little dialogue,
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to njtowns@nytimes.com. Film DEAL PARK Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Ruth Hyman Jewish Community Center The Jersey Shore Film Festival, more than 60 films from around the world, discussions with actors and directors,
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LONG BRANCH New Jersey Repertory Company, Lumia Theater “Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story,” by Bob Sloan. Through Aug. 14. $25 to $40. New Jersey Repertory Company, Lumia Theater, 179 Broadway. (732) 229-3166; njrep.org
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational events in New Jersey. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to njtowns@nytimes.com. Comedy ENGLEWOOD Bergen Performing Arts Center ''Tim Conway and Friends.'' Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. $39 to $99. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt Street. (201) 227-1030; bergenpac.org.
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around New Jersey. Items may be submitted by mail to the New Jersey Calendar, Metropolitan, The New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. For Children BRANCHBURG Theater at Raritan Valley Community College ''The Little Star That Could,'' star
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around New Jersey. Items may be submitted by mail to the New Jersey Calendar, Metropolitan, The New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Comedy ENGLEWOOD Bergen Performing Arts Center Paula Poundstone. Thursday at 8 p.m. $29 to $49. Bergen
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Jack Garner: Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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She was memorable in the Judy Holliday role in Born Yesterday. Great acting is also the lifeblood of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, being staged in Williams' centennial year. The story of Brick, an alcoholic former football star, and Maggie, his erotic and
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It's raining Guys and Dolls at Starlight - Pitch Weekly
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Megan Sikora is the total package as Adelaide -- a fizzy bombshell amalgam of Lucille Ball, Betty Boop and the Judy Holliday of Born Yesterday. As the show's silliest and wisest character, she wins huge laughs and applause with her squeals,
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CALENDAR; New Jersey
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A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around New Jersey. Items may be submitted by mail to the New Jersey Calendar, Metropolitan, The New York Times, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018-1405; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Comedy MONTCLAIR Wellmont Theater Denis Leary and Friends. Friday at 8 p.m. $45 to $90. Wellmont Theater, 5
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Judy Holliday
    FORTIES
  • 1965
    Age 43
    She died from breast cancer on June 7, 1965 at age 43.
    More Details Hide Details She was interred in the Westchester Hills Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Holliday has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd. Source: Source: Holliday recorded two studio albums (not including her film and Broadway soundtracks) during her lifetime.
  • 1963
    Age 41
    Her last role was in the stage musical Hot Spot, co-starring newcomers such as Joseph Campanella and Mary Louise Wilson, which closed after 43 performances on May 25, 1963.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 38
    She had throat surgery shortly after leaving the production in October 1960.
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    In October 1960, Holliday started out-of-town tryouts on the play Laurette based on the life of Laurette Taylor.
    More Details Hide Details The show was directed by José Quintero with background music by Elmer Bernstein and produced by Alan Pakula. When Holliday became ill and had to leave the show it closed in Philadelphia without opening on Broadway.
    In 1960 she starred in the film version of Bells Are Ringing.
    More Details Hide Details Of her performance in the stage musical Brooks Atkinson wrote in The New York Times; Nothing has happened to the shrill little moll whom the town loved in Born Yesterday. The squeaky voice, the embarrassed giggle, the brassy naivete, the dimples, the teeter-totter walk fortunately remain unimpaired... Miss Holliday now adds a trunk-full of song-and-dance routines Without losing any of that doll-like personality, she is now singing music by Jule Styne and dancing numbers composed by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. She has gusto enough to triumph in every kind of music hall antic. In 1956 she starred in the film version of The Solid Gold Cadillac.
  • 1957
    Age 35
    In 1957, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.
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  • 1956
    Age 34
    In November 1956, Holliday returned to Broadway starring in the musical Bells Are Ringing with book and lyrics by her Revuers friends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and directed by Jerome Robbins.
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  • 1952
    Age 30
    In 1952, she was called to testify before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to "explain" why her name had been linked to Communist front organizations.
    More Details Hide Details She was advised to play dumb (like some of her film characters), which she did very well.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 28
    In 1950, Holliday was the subject of an FBI investigation looking into allegations she was a Communist.
    More Details Hide Details The investigation "did not reveal positive evidence of any membership in the Communist Party" and was concluded after three months, unlike many others tainted by the Communist investigation.
  • 1949
    Age 27
    Kanin, along with George Cukor, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn conspired to promote Holliday by offering her a key part in the 1949 film Adam's Rib.
    More Details Hide Details She received rave reviews for her performance in Born Yesterday on Broadway, and Cohn offered her the chance to repeat her role for the film version, but only after she did a screen test (which at first was used only as a "benchmark against which to evaluate" other actresses being considered for the role). She won the first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and at the 23rd Academy Awards, Holliday won the Academy Award for Best Actress, defeating Gloria Swanson, nominated for Sunset Boulevard, Eleanor Parker, for Caged, and Bette Davis and Anne Baxter, both for All About Eve. In 1954, she starred opposite then-newcomer Jack Lemmon in his first two feature films, the popular comedies It Should Happen to You and Phffft! Bernard Dick summed up Holliday's acting: "Perhaps the most important aspect of the Judy Holliday persona, both in variations of Billie Dawn and in her roles as housewife, is her vulnerability her ability to shift her mood quickly from comic to serious is one of her greatest technical gifts."
  • 1948
    Age 26
    In 1948 Holliday married clarinetist, and later classical music and television producer and academic David Oppenheim, with whom she had a son, film editor Jonathan Oppenheim, before the couple divorced in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details She had a long-term relationship with jazz musician Gerry Mulligan, but the two never married.
  • 1946
    Age 24
    In 1946, she returned to Broadway as the scatterbrained Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday.
    More Details Hide Details Author Garson Kanin wrote the play for Jean Arthur, who played the role of Billie out-of-town but left the role for personal reasons. Kanin then selected Holliday, two decades Arthur's junior, as her replacement. In his book Tracy and Hepburn (1971), Kanin mentions that when Columbia bought the rights to the film Born Yesterday, studio boss Harry Cohn would not consider casting the Hollywood-unknown.
  • 1945
    Age 23
    Holliday made her Broadway debut on March 20, 1945 at the Belasco Theatre in Kiss Them for Me and was one of the recipients that year of the Clarence Derwent Award.
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  • 1944
    Age 22
    In 1944, she played a small, but noticeable role as an airman's wife in the Twentieth Century Fox film version of the U.S. Army Air Forces' hit play Winged Victory.
    More Details Hide Details She did not appear in the stage version, which toured the U.S. both before and after production of the film.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1938
    Age 16
    Holliday began her show business career in 1938 as part of a night-club act called "The Revuers."
    More Details Hide Details The other four members of the group were Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Alvin Hammer and John Frank. The Revuers played engagements at various New York night clubs including the Village Vanguard, Spivy's Roof, Blue Angel, Rainbow Room, and Trocadero in Hollywood, California. The group disbanded in early 1944.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on June 21, 1921.
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