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. Hopkins died in New York, New York from a heart attack. In 1965 she died from breast cancer. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures at 1701 Vine Street, and one for television at 1708 Vine Street. 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 one of the actresses auditioned to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. 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. The studios made up a rivalry between Hopkins and Bette Davis, making the climactic confrontation scene in Old Acquaintance eagerly anticipated by audiences.

The part gave her the chance to star in Born Yesterday the next year, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Hyde, Trouble in Paradise, The Story of Temple Drake, Becky Sharp (for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress), Barbary Coast, These Three, The Old Maid and Old Acquaintance. Her big break came in 1949, with a role in Adam's Rib. Jekyll and Mr. She had a few more minor roles, before moving back to New York and the stage. During the rest of the 1930s she appeared in such films as The Smiling Lieutenant, Dr. Born Judith Tuvim in New York City, she began her career on the stage. Her first movie was Greenwich Village in 1944. In 1930 she signed with Paramount Studios, and made her film debut in Fast and Loose.

Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 - June 7, 1965) was an American actress. At the age of 20 she became a chorus girl in New York City. Born in Bainbridge, Georgia, she attended a finishing school in Vermont and Syracuse University. Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902–October 9, 1972) was an American actress.

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