Welcome to the Judy Holliday Resource Center. Founded in 1998, this is the first and only site on the Internet devoted entirely
to the multi-talented entertainer. Though she is most fondly remembered for her Oscar-winning performance as "Billie Dawn" in the 1950 film Born Yesterday
, she was also a well-established and highly respected performer in the mediums of radio, television, music and theatre. In 1957, she won a Tony award for her performance as "Ella Peterson" in the hit Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing
. In reality, Judy Holliday wasn't anything like the "dumb blonde" characters she so often portrayed on the stage and screen. Possessing a genius level I.Q. and an abundance of talent, she took the entertainment industry by storm, but scandal and tragedy conspired to dim her shining star. During her brief, but spectacular life, she managed to touch and inspire audiences worldwide with her unforgettable performances. She was a pioneer who set the standard that many comedic actresses are still measured against today. To read a much more in-depth profile of her life and career, select the "Biography" link from either the image map or the text links below. Video clips, audio clips and photos can be found in the Multimedia section. If you are looking for something specific, try using the Judy Holliday search engine at the bottom of this page.