What follows is a chronology of Judy Holliday's life and career. It is a timeline of important dates and events that I have pieced together from a variety of sources. This chronology is exclusive to this web site. It cannot be found in any Judy Holliday biography or magazine.
If an exact date is not known, a rough estimate of that event's time period is given, or the word "unknown" has been temporarily substituted. While this is a very comprehensive work, it is by no means complete. Over time I will attempt to fill in as many of the gaps as possible and expound more on the already existing entries.
Consider this a constant "work in progress". Dates that appear in RED are the most recent entries.
JUNE 21: Judith Tuvim is born in New York City, New York to parents Abe and Helen who reside in the Sunnyside community of Queens, New York.
MAY: Judy serves as a mascot for the visiting Hakoah Jewish soccer team. Judy's father, Abe, helped set up the team's American tour and they in turn let Judy be their "mascot" for their exhibitions in the New York area. (You can see a picture of Judy at one of the games here. The other two people in the photo are Nathan Strauss and Anna Rosenberg.)
FALL: Judy starts attending school at P.S. 125 in Sunnyside.
UNKNOWN: Judy's mother and father separate.
DECEMBER: At the age of eight, Judy writes and stars in a school play called Tuckers' Christmas.
DECEMBER 15: At the age of 12, Judy wins a city-wide essay competition sponsored by the State Chamber of Commerce. As a result, Judy's picture appears in all the New York daily newspapers.
JUNE: Judy graduates from Julia Richman High School and applies to Yale's drama school. Her application is denied because she does not meet their minimum age requirement.
JUNE: Judy takes a position as an assistant switchboard operator for The Mercury Theatre.
AUGUST: Judy meets Adolph Green while vacationing with her mother.
DECEMBER: Judy makes her professional debut in a nightclub act at The Village Vanguard. Her partners include Adolph Green, Betty Comden, John Frank, and Alvin Hammer. Initially, the group is simply referred to as the Village Vanguard Players, but they adopt the name The Revuers in early 1939.
APRIL: The Revuers perform at the World's Fair in New York.
AUGUST 28: The Revuers perform their act at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut.
FALL: Shortly after meeting in upstate New York, Judy and Yetta Cohn move into together. They rent an apartment located at 226 West 58th Street.
SEPTEMBER 13: The Revuers begin an engagement at The Rainbow Room in New York City.
SEPTEMBER 26: The Revuers appear on a NBC radio program along with the Josef Bonime Orchestra and Leonard Warren.
NOVEMBER 12: The Revuers appear on a CBS radio variety show along with Walter Huston, Jimmy Durante and Burgess Meredith.
FEBRUARY 18: The Revuers appear on the CBS radio program The Pursuit of Happiness along with Burgess Meredith, Betty Field and Cliff Carpenter.
MARCH 5: The Revuers are given their own half-hour radio program on NBC's Blue Network. The show, called Fun With The Revuers, airs Tuesdays at 9:30 pm and airs on a semi-regular basis until November. The first episode is entitled "Just For Fun".
MARCH 12: The 2nd broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
MARCH 26: The 3rd broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
SPRING: The Musicraft record label releases two of The Revuers' musical sketches, "The Girl With Two Left Feet" and "The Joan Crawford Fan Club." They appear on the album Night Life In New York, No. 2. Leonard Bernstein plays the piano on both tracks.
APRIL 23: The 4th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
APRIL 30: The 5th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
MAY 14: The 6th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
MAY 21: The 7th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "Radio".
JUNE 7: The Revuers begin an engagement at the World's Fair in New York. They also perform on June 8th, 14th, 15th, 17th and 21st.
JUNE 22: The Revuers appear on an experimental television broadcast for New York station W2XBS. During the 1-hour program they take the viewers on a satirical tour of the World's Fair.
JULY 2: The 8th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
JULY 9: The 9th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
JULY 16: The 10th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
JULY 25: The 11th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. Due to a pre-emption, this show is broadcast on Thursday instead of in its usual Tuesday time slot.
JULY 30: The 12th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
AUGUST 6: The 13th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
AUGUST 13: The 14th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "Summer in the City".
AUGUST 25: The 15th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. This program is the first to air in its new time slot, Sunday afternoons at 4:30 pm.
SEPTEMBER 1: The 16th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
SEPTEMBER 15: The 17th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "Etiquette".
SEPTEMBER 23: The Revuers perform in the vaudeville show Smart Spot Varieties at the Maplewood Theatre in New Jersey. The show also features Henny Youngman, Sheila Barrett and Paul & Grace Hartman.
SEPTEMBER 29: The 18th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network.
OCTOBER: The Revuers begin an extended engagement at New York's Radio City Music Hall. They perform a short revue entitled "The Magazine Rack" between the Rockettes and the feature film.
OCTOBER 6: The 19th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "Inventions".
OCTOBER 13: The 20th broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "A Salute to the Automobile Manufacturers Association of America".
NOVEMBER 3: The 21st broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. It is entitled "A Salute to Radio".
NOVEMBER 10: The 22nd broadcast of Fun With The Revuers airs on NBC's Blue Network. This is the last program of the series.
DECEMBER 29: The Revuers are the special guest stars on a radio program called Show of the Week.
JANUARY 12: The Revuers begin an extended engagement at the Village Vanguard. They continue performing at the Vanguard until May.
JUNE: The Revuers perform at New York's Radio City Music Hall as part of a 5-scene stage show called Band Box Revue. The show also features Wynn Murray, Raymond Wilbert, Selma Kaye, The Rockettes, Corps de Ballet and Glee Club.
JULY 8: The Revuers perform on a half-hour television broadcast for New York station WNBT.
OCTOBER: The Revuers return to New York's Radio City Music Hall for another engagement. They perform a short revue entitled "First Night-Mares" between the Rockettes and the feature film.
JANUARY 12: The Revuers sign a contract to appear in the Irving Caesar musical called My Dear Public.
MARCH 3: The Revuers open in My Dear Public. The play begins tryout performances in New Haven, CT and later moves to Boston, MA.
MARCH 16: My Dear Public opens in Philadelphia, PA at the Forrest Theatre. The play closes "out of town" during this run.
APRIL: The Revuers perform at Loew's State Theatre in New York City.
MAY: The Revuers perform at the Cocoanut Grove in New York City.
OCTOBER: The Revuers begin an engagement at Cafe Society Uptown in New York City.
MARCH: The Revuers begin an engagement at Cafe Society Downtown in New York City.
APRIL 11: The Revuers perform "Banshee Sisters" and "The Baroness Bazooka" as part of a concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert is a benefit for the Ambijan Committee for Emergency Aid to the Soviet Union. Other performers include Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Georgia Gibbs, Ellis Larkin's Trio, Kenneth Spencer, Teddy Wilson's Band, Golden Gate Quartet, Hazel Scott and Clifton Fadiman.
SUMMER: The Revuers embark on a nightclub tour including the Midwest and Canada.
SUMMER: Concerns over John Frank's drinking problem lead to a parting of the ways between he and the rest of The Revuers. The group decides not to replace him, instead they continue on as a foursome.
SEPTEMBER: After moving to Hollywood, Judy and the other 3 remaining members of The Revuers sign movie contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox. All four get a 1 picture deal to appear in the film Greenwich Village. As part of this deal, Judy agrees to sign the studio's standard 7-year contract, which will not begin until after Greenwich Village is complete. Comden, Green and Hammer are not guaranteed any work beyond Greenwich Village. When the film is released in 1944, all of the Revuer material has been deleted from the final print, but they can still be seen in the background of some scenes.
OCTOBER 16: The Revuers appear on the NBC radio variety program What's New. Other guests include Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, Toscha Seidel, Susan Hayward and Glenn Martin.
DECEMBER: The Revuers perform on CBS's Christmas Program. The 2-hour radio broadcast also features Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Lena Horne and Carmen Miranda.
DECEMBER 18: With her part of the filming complete on Greenwich Village, Judy's 7-year contract with Twentieth Century-Fox commences. (I have purchased an unsigned office copy of this contract and have transcribed the text so that it is easier to read. Click here to read it.)
JANUARY 15: The Revuers perform on the Armed Forces radio program Command Performance. The show is hosted by Frances Langford and also features Virginia O'Brien, Phyllis Brooks, Jimmy Wakeley, and Spike Jones & His City Slickers.
WINTER: After almost 6 years together, The Revuers break up when Twentieth Century-Fox declines to offer Comden, Green and Hammer long-term contracts. Judy remains in Hollywood to fulfill her contract with the studio.
JULY 10: Judith Tuvim officially adopts the professional name of "Judy Holliday" as part of her studio makeover by Twentieth Century-Fox.
SUMMER: Judy films a very small part in the Twentieth Century-Fox film Something For The Boys.
SEPTEMBER: Judy completes filming on her third and final film for Twentieth Century-Fox entitled Winged Victory.
NOVEMBER 1: Twentieth Century-Fox releases the film Something for the Boys. Judy's first speaking part is as a defense plant welder. She recites just one line of dialogue.
DECEMBER 17: After just 3 minor film roles, Twentieth Century-Fox decides not to pick up the option on Judy's 7-year contract. Upon her release from the studio, she returns home to New York.
DECEMBER 27: Twentieth Century-Fox releases the film Winged Victory. Judy plays the supporting role of "Ruth," the Brooklyn wife of a pilot. The film is directed by George Cukor.
MARCH 21: Judy makes her Broadway debut in the play Kiss Them For Me at the Belasco Theatre. She plays the supporting role of "Alice."
APRIL 27: Judy wins the Clarence Derwent Award for the best non-featured performance of the 1944-45 season. (I am now the proud owner of this award. You can view pictures and read about its history here.)
MAY 14: The production of Kiss Them For Me switches venues from the Belasco Theatre to the Fulton Theatre.
JUNE 1: Judy is officially presented with her Clarence Derwent Award and a $500 prize check during an Actors Equity meeting in New York City.
JUNE 23: Kiss Them For Me closes after 111 performances.
AUGUST: Judy joins the cast of the play Windy Hill. The Patsy Ruth Miller play starred Kay Francis and was directed by Ruth Chatterton. Judy garnered good reviews from Variety and The Newark Sunday Call, but leaves the production after just a few weeks. The play, which premiered in Montclaire, New Jersey, failed to make it to Broadway, but continued to tour until May of 1946. This information is taken from the book Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career by Lynn Kear and John Rossman.
AUGUST 7: Judy co-stars in a radio production of My Sister Eileen with Shirley Booth. The half-hour show is an installment of CBS' Theater of Romance. The production is directed by Marx B. Loeb and conducted by Charles Paul.
OCTOBER 22: Judy performs in a radio production of To Sergeant Charles Lapinsky. The episode is part of the radio series Treasury Salute. Other cast members include John Sylvester and Ben Grauer. The show is directed by Mark Goodson. Music by Mark Warnow and His Orchestra.
UNKNOWN: Judy wins a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performer for her role in Kiss Them For Me.
JANUARY 6: Garson Kanin meets with Judy and her agent in New York to discuss the possibility of her replacing Jean Arthur in his play Born Yesterday.
JANUARY 12: The play Born Yesterday begins a tryout run in Philadelphia, PA at the Locust Street Theater with Judy replacing Jean Arthur in the lead role of "Billie Dawn." Following its run in Philadelphia, the show moves on to the Nixon Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA for 1 week.
FEBRUARY 4: Born Yesterday moves to New York and opens on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. Judy's contract calls for her to make $500 a week. The supporting cast includes Paul Douglas and Gary Merrill.
MAY: Judy appears on the cover of Stage Pictorial magazine.
JUNE 30: The cast of Born Yesterday puts on a special benefit performance of the play at the United States Naval Hospital in Queens, New York for wounded servicemen.
DECEMBER 30: Judy is picked by Mademoiselle magazine as one of their "10 Young Women of the Year."
UNKNOWN: Judy agrees to an endorsement deal with Lux Soap. She appears in several print ads promoting the product.
APRIL: Judy Holliday and 13 other entertainment/political figures sign a petition to protest the "silencing" of liberal radio personalities and commentators. It comes in the wake of the firing of CBS radio reporter William L. Shirer. The Voice of Freedom Committee packages the petition into a 4-page flyer that urges citizens to plegde their support and attend an upcoming town hall meeting about the censorship. Other signatures on the petition include: Leonard Bernstein, Jose Ferrer, Edward G. Robinson, Dashiell Hammett, Alfred Drake and E.Y. Harburg. Click here to view the front and back cover.
JANUARY 4: Judy marries David Oppenheim, a clarinetist with the New York Symphony.
MARCH 14: Judy, Eddie Albert and Paul Douglas perform the radio play She Loves Me Not on ABC's Theater Guild On The Air. (Click here to view the original contract for this performance, signed by Judy. Since the contract is over 50 years old, the print from the typewriter has faded a little and doesn't scan well. If you want to read what the contract says click here for a text version.)
NOVEMBER 9: The stage production of Born Yesterday switches venues from the Lyceum Theatre to the Henry Miller Theatre.
DECEMBER: Judy appears in the Christmas issue of Glamour magazine as part of a pictorial entitled "The Dress I've Had The Most Fun In." Judy is wearing a gown from the stage version of Born Yesterday. The other celebrities who took part in the pictorial are Deborah Kerr, Dinah Shore and Gypsy Rose Lee.
UNKNOWN: Judy receives an award during the WOR radio program Luncheon at Sardi's. A plaque is presented to her by Jacob Singer, President of the House of Israel. She accepts the award on behalf of all the stage, screen and radio performers who participated in benefit shows during the past year.
MAY: Production begins on the MGM film Adam's Rib. The first 3 weeks are spent shooting exteriors around New York City. During this period, Judy films her scenes for the movie during the day, while continuing to perform Born Yesterday on Broadway each night.
MAY 24: After more than 1200 performances as Billie Dawn, Judy finishes her run with the Broadway production of Born Yesterday. She leaves the show to finish filming Adam's Rib in California. The show continues on with Jean Parker in the lead role until it closes on December 31, 1949.
APRIL 12: Judy Holliday, Henry Fonda, John Garfield, Jose Ferrer, Rex Harrison, Shirley Booth and Sam Wanamaker introduce musical numbers for the stage show Talent 49 at the 46th Street Theatre. It is designed to showcase lesser known performers for producers and agents. Among the lesser knowns that year was actress Kaye Ballard.
JUNE 19: Judy makes her first screen test for the Columbia Pictures film Born Yesterday.
FALL: Judy dubs 1 line of dialogue for the MGM film On the Town. The line is "The grass is always greener if ya know what I mean" and replaces the audio originally spoken by the actress playing Sailor Simpkins' date, "Daisy."
NOVEMBER 4: Judy stars as "Curly Flagg" in a live television production of She Loves Me Not. Richard Hart, Marsha Hunt and Paul Stewart co-star in this hour long installment of CBS's The Ford Theater.
NOVEMBER 18: The MGM film Adam's Rib premieres with Judy in the supporting role of "Doris Attinger." Other cast members include Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Tom Ewell and David Wayne.
DECEMBER 27: Judy is named a runner-up for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her peformance in Adam's Rib. Olivia de Havilland wins for The Heiress.
JANUARY 10: Columbia Pictures president, Harry Cohn, announces that Judy Holliday will play the role of Billie Dawn in the upcoming film version of Born Yesterday.
JANUARY 11: Judy signs a 7 picture film contract with Columbia Pictures. The terms of the contract are: 1 picture a year for 7 years. $30,000 for the first film and a salary increase of $10,000 each year.
MAY: Judy begins work on the film version of Born Yesterday. At her suggestion, director George Cukor rehearses the cast by having them perform selected scenes for Columbia Pictures employees.
JUNE: Production of Born Yesterday moves from Hollywood, CA to Washington, D.C. for two weeks of location shooting.
JUNE 14: The FBI launches a secret investigation into the activities of Judy Holliday to determine if she is a Communist.
JUNE 22: The anti-Communist booklet Red Channels is published. It lists the names of 151 people who work in radio and television that may have ties to the Communist Party or Communist front organizations. Among those listed is the name Judy Holliday.
JULY: Production of the film Born Yesterday returns to Hollywood, CA to finish shooting the remaining scenes.
AUGUST 11: Judy finishes work on the film Born Yesterday. She returns home to New York on August 24th.
AUGUST 15: A report filed with the FBI officially links Judy to certain Communist front organizations.
SEPTEMBER 8: Another FBI report was filed on the subject of Judy Holliday. It states that their most recent investigation "revealed no positive evidence of membership in the Communist Party." The investigation is concluded.
NOVEMBER 20: Judy reprises her role of "Billie Dawn" in a special stage production of Born Yesterday at the Gayety Theatre in Washington, D.C. The limited run engagement lasts two weeks. These are her final stage performances as Billie Dawn.
DECEMBER: Judy appears on the cover of International Photographer magazine.
DECEMBER 18: As part of a publicity stunt to draw attention to the Salvation Army's annual Christmas appeal, Judy temporarily changes a street sign at 46th street and Broadway from "Times Square" to "Holliday Square".
DECEMBER 26: Columbia Pictures releases the film version of Born Yesterday with Judy starring as "Billie Dawn." The supporting cast includes William Holden and Broderick Crawford.
DECEMBER 27: Judy is named a runner-up for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her peformance in Born Yesterday. Bette Davis wins for All About Eve.
UNKNOWN: Myron C. Fagan writes a 91-page booklet called Documentation of the Red Stars in Hollywood. Much like Red Channels, it lists a plethora of famous people who are suspected of being Communists. Among the names listed by Fagan are Judy Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Vincente Minelli, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Benny Goodman and Ira Gershwin.
UNKNOWN: New York furrier Bernham Stein introduces a line of Born Yesterday furs. Judy appears in print ads modeling the furs. The ads appear in Vogue magazine.
JANUARY: Judy wins a Look magazine award for being the Most Promising Female Newcomer of the Year.
JANUARY 21: Judy makes her first guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Eddie Cantor, Vaughn Monroe, Gypsy Rose Lee and Patrice Munsel.
FEBRUARY 4: Judy makes her 2nd guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Robert Cummings, Leo Durocher, Laraine Day, Frankie Laine, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Portland Hoffa and Jane Pickens.
FEBRUARY 9: Judy is nominated for 3 Golden Globe awards: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy for Born Yesterday, Actress in a Leading Role - Drama for Born Yesterday, and Actress in a Supporting Role for Adam's Rib.
FEBRUARY 12: Judy is nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Born Yesterday.
FEBRUARY 19: Judy appears on the cover of Quick magazine. Inside is a story about Judy's career up through Born Yesterday.
FEBRUARY 25: Judy makes her 3rd guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Jack Haley, Uta Hagen, Monty Wooley, Robert Merrill and Paul Kelly.
FEBRUARY 28: Judy wins a Golden Globe award as the best "Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy" for Born Yesterday.
MARCH 25: Judy makes her 4th guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Don Cornell, Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Carmen Miranda, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson and Jackie Miles.
MARCH 29: Judy wins the Best Actress Academy Award for her role as "Billie Dawn" in Born Yesterday. Unable to attend the ceremonies in California, she listens to them via a live radio hook up in New York City.
APRIL: Judy appears on the cover of the Danish magazine Billed Bladet.
APRIL 1: In a speech delivered before the Countersubversive Conference of the American Legion, Vincent Hartnett, co-author of Red Channels, reiterates his claim that Judy Holliday is associated with several Communist-front organizations.
APRIL 1: Judy makes her 5th guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. The show is broadcast from Hollywood. Announced guest stars include: Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, Van Johnson, Ezio Pinza, Joan Davis and Ethel Barrymore. Judy is a special surprise guest star via telephone from New York. The entire cast congratulates her on her Oscar victory.
APRIL 4: The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) release a report that names 350 prominent Americans who they believe are connected with Communist-fronts. Many newspapers, including the New York Times, only mention 2 of the 350 names...recent Oscar winners José Ferrer and Judy Holliday.
APRIL 4: Judy issues a statement to the press denying the claims made in HUAC report, rebuking communism and reaffirming her love of America and democracy.
APRIL 7: According to an FBI memorandum, Judy is being dropped from a scheduled appearance on a Bob Hope NBC television special, despite having a signed contract. The show's sponsor, Chesterfield cigarettes, does not want her to be associated with their program because of her reported connections with Communist fronts.
APRIL 13: Judy appears on a special NBC radio broadcast called The Cancer Show. Other performers include: Jimmy Durante, Joan Crawford, Eddie Jackson, Garry Moore and Mindy Carson.
APRIL 22: Judy makes her 6th guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Fred Allen, Joan Davis, Portland Hoffa, Dennis King, Lisa Kirk, Fran Warren and Herb Shriner.
MAY 1: Columbia Pictures president, Harry Cohn, hires former FBI agent Kenneth Bierly to investigate Judy's alleged Communist ties. It is hoped that Bierly will be able to debunk the charges and clear her name. Much of the evidence against her was created by Bierly himself while previously working on the publications Counterattack and Red Channels.
MAY 4: Judy appears in her own half-hour special on NBC radio.
MAY 9: Dream Girl premieres at New York's City Center. Judy co-stars with Don De Fore in this limited-run play.
MAY 12: A full color photo of Judy appears on the cover of Toronto's Star Weekly magazine.
JUNE 15: Judy signs a sworn statement saying she is Anti-Communist and explaining her connection with Communist fronts. Copies are sent to both Columbia Pictures and NBC.
JUNE 23: Judy and the cast of Dream Girl begin a summer stock engagement at Theatre-by-the-Sea in Matunuck, Rhode Island.
JULY 8: Judy Holliday and Dick Derr appear on the half-hour NBC radio program Yesterday, Today, and Tommorrow. They discuss the subject of summer theatre.
JULY 9: Judy and the cast of Dream Girl begin a summer stock engagement at the Corning Summer Theater in Corning, New York.
JULY 23: Judy and the cast of Dream Girl begin a summer stock engagement at Bill Green's Arena Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
AUGUST 5: NBC announces that they have signed Judy Holliday to make a minimum of 13 guest appearances on the radio program The Big Show when it returns from summer hiatus.
AUGUST: Judy begins filming her first post-Oscar movie called The Marrying Kind. It's her second film for Columbia.
FALL: Judy appears in publicity photos to help draw attention to the Disabled Veterans' Forget-Me-Not appeal. She is shown on the set of The Marrying Kind making a contribution to cause.
NOVEMBER 4: Judy makes her 7th and final guest appearance on the NBC radio program The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead. Other guests include: Groucho Marx, Joan Davis, George Sanders and Evelyn Knight.
NOVEMBER: Judy wraps up shooting on the film The Marrying Kind.
DECEMBER: American Legion Magazine publishes an article entitled "Did The Movies Really Clean House?". It claimed that there were still many big named stars working in Hollywood who were Communist sympathizers. The article named Judy Holliday, Shelley Winters, Burt Lancaster, John Garfield, Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets and José Ferrer as examples.
DECEMBER: NBC cancels Judy's contract to make a series of guest appearances on the radio program The Big Show after just one appearance. NBC also drops plans to cast Judy in her own weekly television series.
UNKNOWN: Judy Holliday writes an article entitled "Women Men Like" for the fifth Hollywood Album book. In the article, Judy points out Hollywood's current affinity for the "flat-chested, straight-hipped type of a gal," and puts forth a defense of full-figured women like herself. The Hollywood Album was a book edited by Ivy Crane Wilson and published annually for several years beginning in 1947.
UNKNOWN: Game show producer Mark Goodson attempts to book Judy on his show What's My Line? but CBS forbids him to use her because her name appears in the Red Channels report.
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