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Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 – June 7, 1965) was an American actress. Her success in the 1946 stage production of Born Yesterday as "Billie Dawn" led to her being cast in the 1950 film version, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.She was noted for her performance on Broadway in the musical Bells Are Ringing, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and reprising her role in the 1960 film.

SURPRISING HOLLYWOOD FACTS: Oscar winning actress, JUDY HOLLIDAY brilliantly portrayed the image of a “dumb blonde” in BORN YESTERDAY (1950). However, in real life Judy was so bright in school, she was tested and got an IQ score of 172, which places her intelligence above the 99 percentile.

3/12/14 11:34a The Academy Awards Ceremony 1951: Judy Holliday. Best Actress Oscar for "Born Yesterday"1950.


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