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. Hu resides in Brentwood, California where she is co-owner of a restaurant Basic Bites. In 1965 she died from breast cancer. Her subsequent movie appearances include The Scorpion King (2002), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and X2 (2003). In 1956 she starred in The Solid Gold Cadillac and in 1960 in Bells Are Ringing, in the role she had originated on Broadway. Afterwards, Hu was cast as police officers Michelle Chan in the television series Nash Bridges (1997-1998) and Chen Pei Pei on Martial Law (1998-2000). 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. Rae Chang on Sunset Beach for six months in 1997.

The part gave her the chance to star in Born Yesterday the next year, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was then cast as Dr. Her big break came in 1949, with a role in Adam's Rib. While the movie was not a major success it opened a new career direction for Hu in action adventure roles. She had a few more minor roles, before moving back to New York and the stage. In 1995, Hu played an undercover police officer in the movie No Way Back. Born Judith Tuvim in New York City, she began her career on the stage. Her first movie was Greenwich Village in 1944. Hu also won the title of Miss Hawaii USA in 1993.

Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 - June 7, 1965) was an American actress. Hu followed this with appearances on series such as Night Court, Tour of Duty, 21 Jump Street, and Melrose Place and her first movie role in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. After working in Japan and Italy (where she became well-known as the star of a series of ads for Philadelphia brand cream cheese), Hu moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career in 1987 with a guest starring role on the sitcom Growing Pains. Ironically she found out after winning that she was prohibited from appearing in non-contest related activities for the year of her reign. To gain publicity, she entered Miss Teen USA contest in 1985 and became the first Asian American to win the title.

Hu's cousin was a successful model in Japan and Hu decided to follow her example. She has also been interested in martial arts since her early childhood, when her older brother would arrange for her to fight neighbourhood boys. Hu has had a lifelong interest in singing and dancing. Her ethnic background is a mixture of Chinese, Hawaiian, and English.

Hu was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kelly Ann Hu (born February 13, 1968) is an American actress.

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