Judy Holliday - Quotes

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

I could talk about him all day. He's one of the most wonderful things that ever happened to me. ---->>>

If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything. ---->>>

It meant as much to me as winning the Oscar. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

We were wavering around like a ship without a sail. ---->>>

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

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

The only actress they didn't test was Garbo. Must have been her accent. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When they thought of me, they always remembered the vacuous Billie Dawn. It was as simple as that. ---->>>

He didn't maintain my illusion of myself, he gave me an illusion of myself. Before I met him, I never thought of myself as an actress. Boy, he sidetracked me in a great way! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

I think Billie is the kind of girl who would let her hips swing loose. ---->>>

They weren't interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness. ---->>>

Now with all this movie business, everybody's coming around wanting to know everything that's happened since I was four. It's like going to an analyst. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 1921
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Die: 06-07, 1965
Occupation: Actress

Judy Holliday (June 21, 1921 – June 7, 1965) was an American actress, comedian, and singer. She began her career as part of a nightclub 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 an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (wikipedia)