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.
Judy Holliday Facts
|Birth Name||Judith Tuvim|
|Birthday||June 21, 1921|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Date of death||June 7, 1965 (age 43)|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Judy Holliday compared to you?|
|Awards||1951 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Born Yesterday)|
|1951 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Born Yesterday)|
|Bells are Ringing|
|On the Town|
|Silver Screen Romances|
|Jack Lemmon Showcase Volume 1|