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Bio:
Judy Holliday was an American actress, comedian and singer. She began her career as part of a nightclub act before working in Broadway plays and musicals. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1963
Performer
Sally Hopwinder
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1959
Ella Peterson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1956
Ella Peterson
  [Broadway]
1951
Georgina Allerton
  [Broadway]
1946
Billie Dawn
  [Broadway]
1945
Alice
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1938
Performer

Writing

Sketches/Composer/Lyricist

Judy Holliday Movies

Winged Victory
 
[1944]
Ruth Miller
Adam's Rib
 
[1949]
Doris Attinger
Born Yesterday
 
[1950]
Billie Dawn
The Marrying Kind
 
[1952]
Florence Florrie Keefer
It Should Happen to You
 
[1954]
Gladys Glover
Phffft
 
[1954]
Nina Tracey
Full of Life
 
[1956]
Emily Rocco
The Solid Gold Cadillac
 
[1956]
Laura Partridge
Bells Are Ringing
 
[1960]
Ella Peterson

Judy Holliday Biography

Judy Holliday was an American actress, comedian and singer. She began her career as part of a nightclub act before working in Broadway plays and musicals.

Judy Holliday Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing
 
Theatre World Awards - 1945 - Performance Gold Star
Judy Holliday, Kiss Them for Me

Judy Holliday News

Mary Rodgers Releases Memoir 'Shy' on August 9 Photo Mary Rodgers Releases Memoir 'Shy' on August 9
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Mary Rodgers will release her new memoir, 'Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers' on August 9. The book is available in Hardcover or Kindle edition.

TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway Th Photo TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Tony & Emmy Award Winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds, Barney Miller) and legendary television star Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl) will pair up for the world premiere of the new comedy Two Jews, Talking.

20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List Photo 20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List
by Team BWW - Jun 25, 2022

Summer is here at last and there is no better time to have fun in the sun with a new read! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.

VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Ser Photo VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2021

Andréa Burns is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series! Watch her sing 'Life with Harold' from The Full Monty ahead of her virtual concert with Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, November 21.

Jessica Vosk, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Jose Llana Join The Seth Concert Series Winte Photo Jessica Vosk, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Jose Llana Join The Seth Concert Series Winter Lineup
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 10, 2021

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky has announced additional performers for his critically acclaimed LIVE concert series including Wicked's Jessica Vosk, Dear Evan Hansen's Andrew Barth Feldman, and The King and I's Jose Llana. Every Sunday at 8pm ET, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth’s signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!  

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2021- Where to Watch tick, tick... BOOM! & More Ne Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2021- Where to Watch tick, tick... BOOM! & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2021

From new releases to the return of some classics, this month features highly-anticipated new projects, including back-to-back Lin Manuel Miranda releases with his tick, tick...BOOM! film on Netflix and the Encanto soundtrack, to several new albums released by Broadway favorites, and new additions to Seth Rudetsky's online concert series.

WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate Photo WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 

Judy Whitmore Is Keeping The Great American Songbook Alive With New Single Photo Judy Whitmore Is Keeping The Great American Songbook Alive With New Single
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021

Renowned vocalist, pilot, best-selling author, psychologist and theater producer Judy Whitmore has released the music video for her new single, a reimagination of 'Moonlight in Vermont,' featuring live performance footage and animation that transport listeners to more tranquil times. 

Theater Stories: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, MRS. DOUBTFIRE & More About the  Photo Theater Stories: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, MRS. DOUBTFIRE & More About the Stephen Sondheim Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Stephen Sondheim Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest-running show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the show currently inhabiting the theatre, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more!

Judy Whitmore Releases New Single 'Moonlight In Vermont' Photo Judy Whitmore Releases New Single 'Moonlight In Vermont'
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2021

‚ÄúMoonlight in Vermont‚ÄĚ from renowned vocalist, pilot, best-selling author, psychologist and theater producer¬†Judy¬†Whitmore transports¬†listeners to more tranquil times.

Judy Holliday Videos

VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Ser Videoplay
VIDEO: Andréa Burns Sings from THE FULL MONTY in Rehearsals for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2021

Andréa Burns is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series! Watch her sing 'Life with Harold' from The Full Monty ahead of her virtual concert with Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, November 21.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/12/16- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2016

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/12/15- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2015

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss.

WHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 23, 2014

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most storied theaters - The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut - than with a special video starring the national company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the first show to take the stage in the theater's centennial year?

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/12- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2014

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/12- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2013

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/12- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2012

Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss.

BWW TV: Celebrating Opening Night of BORN YESTERDAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2011

Previews for Born Yesterday began March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics opened Easter Sunday, April 24. BroadwayWorld was there to speak with the stars on their big night and takes you inside the party press room below!

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Raves About BORN YESTERDAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 29, 2011

Previews for Born Yesterday began March 31, at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Directed by Doug Hughes, this revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics opened last night, Easter Sunday, April 24 and Broadway legend Liza Minnell was there to congratulate the stars. Check out the video by clicking below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at BORN YESTERDAY on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - Apr 22, 2011

Born Yesterday, starring Jim Belushi, Robert Sean Leonard and Nina Arianda, opens April 24 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) at 8 pm. Directed by Doug Hughes, the show is a revival of Garson Kanin's award-winning comedy about sex and politics. Check out the newly production footage for the show below!


Judy Holliday Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Judy Holliday been in?
Judy Holliday has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Judy Holliday been in?
Judy Holliday has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Judy Holliday been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bells Are Ringing and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kiss Them for Me .

What awards has Judy Holliday won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Bells Are Ringingand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Kiss Them for Me.

How many shows has Judy Holliday written?
Judy Holliday has written 1 shows including The Revuers (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist).