New Musical 'Smart Blonde' Follows the Life of Judy Holliday

Nov 19, 2014

William Holden and Judy Holliday in the film "Born Yesterday," for which Holliday won an Academy Award. Although the film portrays her as a ditzy blonde, in real life she had a genius IQ.
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Actress Judy Holliday played the dumb blonde in many films but in real life she had a genius IQ and outsmarted Senators engaged in a communist witch hunt. We'll talk with playwright Willy Holtzman and artistic director Tracy Brigden about creating the musical "Smart Blonde" based on the life of Judy Holliday and the world premiere production at the City Theatre.