Travel Bug Dog Tag Star-Judy Holliday TB

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of Phlsolo316.

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About This Item

Judy Holliday

This “Star” series of travel bugs is to bring attention to my favorite movie actors.  Some have awards, some do not.  There is no criterion to be included as a favorite beyond I will watch anything that has her/him in it.

Judy Holliday was born Judith Tuvim in New York City in 1921.   She took ballet lessons as a child and in high school developed an interest in theater.  After graduation, she got a job in the Orson Welles Mercury Theater as a switchboard operator.  Judy worked her way on the stage with appearances in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and New York City.  In Hollywood had minor rols for a period but in 1944 she appeared in Something for the Boys and Winged Victory.  In the latter, Judy had a few lines of dialogue.  Judy returned to New York to continue her stage career. She returned to Hollywood after five years to appear in Adam's Rib (1949).  This role led to her casting in Born Yesterday (1950), my personal favorite.  She won an Oscar but, because of the role and her New York accent, she was typecast as a dumb blonde. 

As a child, Holliday exhibited a profoundly high intelligence, having a measured IQ score of 172, placing her above the 99.999th percentile.  In 1952, Holliday was called to testify before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to answer claims she was associated with communism.   The House Un-American Activities Committee was flummoxed by Holliday.  She essentially played her dumb Billie Dawn character on the witness stand.  She ended up being the only person ever called before Committee who was neither blacklisted from films nor compelled to name names.  She was blacklisted from radio and television for almost three years.  She was a unique and gifted performer whose life and career were cut tragically short when she lost her 5 year battle with cancer in 1965 at age 44.

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Tracking History (10783mi) View Map

Retrieve It from a Cache 6/19/2017 Phlsolo316 retrieved it from Woodstock in Woodinville Washington   Visit Log

Found while out with my mom yesterday.

Dropped Off 5/24/2017 Highpointer placed it in Woodstock in Woodinville Washington - 25.33 miles  Visit Log
Mark Missing 5/22/2017 baesparza marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Discovered It 1/21/2017 Tubatad discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the event!

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/21/2017 Highpointer retrieved it from WSGA Puget Sound Holiday Party X Washington   Visit Log

Found in Maple Valley, WA.

Discovered It 1/21/2017 rocketglider discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered during the Holiday Party. Thanks for sharing.

Dropped Off 1/21/2017 PNW_Native placed it in WSGA Puget Sound Holiday Party X Washington - 14.43 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 1/9/2017 obarshay discovered it   Visit Log

Seen at an event; apologies for the late log.

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/9/2017 PNW_Native retrieved it from Nine of One Washington   Visit Log

Grabbed it at the Nine of One event.

Discovered It 1/9/2017 gsbarnes discovered it   Visit Log

Seen at an event

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