Judy Holliday

Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 - June 7, 1965) was an American actress. Born Judith Tuvim in New York City, she began her career on the stage. Her first movie was Greenwich Village in 1944. She had a few more minor roles, before moving back to New York and the stage.

Her big break came in 1949, with a role in Adam's Rib. The part gave her the chance to star in Born Yesterday the next year, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Holliday was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee to "explain" her Communist links, but the appearance did not blackball her career, unlike the cases of others in the movie business.

In 1956 she starred in The Solid Gold Cadillac and in 1960 in Bells Are Ringing, in the role she had originated on Broadway.

In 1965 she died from breast cancer.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.


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She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd. Deborah Kerr's Academy Award-nominated performances (all for Best Actress):. In 1965 she died from breast cancer. An un-successful six-time nominee for an Academy Award, she was finally awarded an honorary Oscar in recognition of the "perfection, discipline and elegance" of her screen work. In 1956 she starred in The Solid Gold Cadillac and in 1960 in Bells Are Ringing, in the role she had originated on Broadway. She was also well-known for her role opposite Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember. Holliday was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee to "explain" her Communist links, but the appearance did not blackball her career, unlike the cases of others in the movie business. However, her most famous role was as the governess Anna Leonowens in the film version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I.

The part gave her the chance to star in Born Yesterday the next year, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her "English" accent and manner led to a succession of roles, of which the only real departure from stereotype was in From Here to Eternity (1953). Her big break came in 1949, with a role in Adam's Rib. It was her role as a troubled nun in Michael Powell's Black Narcissus in 1947 which brought her to the attention of Hollywood producers. She had a few more minor roles, before moving back to New York and the stage. Having switched careers, she found immediate success as an actress, following up her debut in the British film, Contraband, in 1940. Born Judith Tuvim in New York City, she began her career on the stage. Her first movie was Greenwich Village in 1944. She was born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, Scotland, and originally trained as a ballet dancer, first appearing on stage at Sadler's Wells in 1938.

Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 - June 7, 1965) was an American actress. Deborah Kerr (born September 30, 1921) is a Scottish film actress. The Sundowners. Separate Tables. Allison.

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