Monday, May 24, 2010
Judy Holliday" You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde".
Judy Holliday, began her career in a night-club act, before working in Broadway plays and musicals. 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 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She performed in many films in the 1950s. She was best known 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.
Also in 1954, she performed in a couple of my favorite films with Jack Lemmon in, It Should Happen to You, and again (in 1954), in Phffft!.
Judy Holliday, Kay Starr, Janet Blair and Tyrone Power(1955).