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Judy Holliday’s quotes on friendship, New York, hard work, thinking, way, audience, smart, etc.

23 Quotes By Judy Holliday

Famous As: Actress

Born On: June 21, 1921

Died On: June 7, 1965

Born In: New York City, New York, U.S.

Died At Age: 43

Judy Holliday was an American actress, singer, and comedian. She is best remembered for her ‘Broadway’ as well as film performance as ‘Billie Dawn’ in ‘Born Yesterday’ in 1946 and 1950, respectively. She won an ‘Academy Award’ and a ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actress’ for her performance in the film version. Judy started her entertainment career as a part of a nightclub act in 1938. She made her acting debut as an extra in the 1938 film ‘Too Much Johnson.’ She had her first significant role in the 1944 film ‘Winged Victory.’ Her performance as ‘Doris Attinger’ in the 1949 film ‘Adam's Rib’ won her a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for Best Supporting Actress.’ With time, she starred in many successful films, such as ‘Phffft’ (1954), ‘The Solid Gold Cadillac’ (1956), and ‘Bells Are Ringing’ (1960). Her 1957 film ‘Full of Life’ remains to be her least successful film. Check out some of Judy Holliday’s quotes on friendship, New York, hard work, thinking, way, audience, smart, etc.

You have to be smart to play a dumb blonde over and over again and keep the audience's attention without extraordinary physical equipment.

Judy Holliday

We were wavering around like a ship without a sail.

Judy Holliday

We gained a great deal of prestige, but not much money. We liked to work so much we couldn't hide it and the club owners paid us accordingly.

Judy Holliday

People have a hard time making me dress up to look like a classy gal.

Judy Holliday

Of course I work hard. Why shouldn't I? Who am I to think I should get things the easy way?

Judy Holliday

Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.

Judy Holliday

Never do nothing you wouldnt want printed on the front page of The New York Times.

Judy Holliday

Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't.

Judy Holliday

It's tough when take 1 is technically okay and take 2 has better acting. Out here (Hollywood) they print the first one. That's the one where we all hit the mark on the floor and who cares about the acting.

Judy Holliday

In repose, my face looks as though I had gone through a terrible deal in the last five minutes. I have to disguise the expression and get a glassy-eyed look. That's something I learned from my dog.

Judy Holliday

If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything

Judy Holliday

I've always loved words. I ate up all the books I could get my hands on, and when I couldn't get books, I read candy wrappers and labels on cereal and toothpaste boxes.

Judy Holliday

I'm trying to eliminate every vestige of my own personality, style, approach and get into somebody else's skin. Sometimes I feel I've accomplished it. But when I don't, I'm nobody at all, having left myself at home

Judy Holliday

I'm a born and bred New Yorker. I belong here. Everytime I leave it's like losing a leg.

Judy Holliday

I want a part where I can use my own hair, my own voice, and maybe even be literate.

Judy Holliday

I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable.

Judy Holliday

I hated the whole idea of being an actress. I used to throw up before every performance and cry afterward.

Judy Holliday

I am not an 'instant' actor... to really do anything, I've got to try it five or six or a dozen times.

Judy Holliday

Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously.

Judy Holliday

I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American.

Judy Holliday

I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman - she's really my only idol. It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile.

Judy Holliday

I suppose that if I could have quit, I would have, because in those days I never wanted to be an actress, the acting was something to do while I waited for a chance to study writing and directing. But I guess I was just meant to be an actress. Because, here I am.

Judy Holliday

I was bargaining for time away from Hollywood, and Columbia was bargaining for money. I got what I wanted and they got what they wanted. They knew I was so anxious to do Born Yesterday that I'd have done it for a dollar. They gave me the next best thing.

Judy Holliday