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Judy Holliday

Judy Holliday

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Also Known As: Died: June 7, 1965
Born: June 21, 1921 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised by mother in NYC
1938:
Rejected by Yale; went to work for Mercury Theater as a switchboard operator
1940:
Co-founded, made stage acting debut with "The Revuers" cabaret group, featuring Adolph Green and Betty Comden, Al Hammer and John Frank
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Performed in Greenwich Village nightclubs with the Revuers and appeared on the radio in a half-hour program on NBC called "Fun with the Revuers"
1944:
The Revuers moved to L.A.
1944:
Began in feature films with roles in "Greenwich Village", "Something for the Boys" and "Winged Victory"
1945:
Broadway debut, "Kiss Them for Me", playing the first of her signature "dumb blonde" roles
1946:
Breakthrough stage role replacing Jean Arthur as Billie Dawn in "Born Yesterday"
1949:
Returned to films to play a supporting role in "Adam's Rib"
1950:
First starring role in films, "Born Yesterday"; won Best Actress Oscar
1951:
Starred in "Dream Girl" on Broadway
1952:
Signed with Columbia
1952:
Called to testify before HUAC
1954:
Co-starred with Jack Lemmon in "It Should Happen to You"
1956:
Returned to Broadway as the lead in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; won Tony Award
1956:
Starred in "The Solid Gold Cadillac"
1960:
Last film, recreating stage role in "Bells Are Ringing"
1962:
Final Broadway show, "Hot Spot"

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