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Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Judy Holliday as "Ella Peterson"

Ella Peterson (Judy Holliday) is an operator for an answering service run by her cousin, Sue (Jean Stapleton). Lacking excitement in her personal life, Ella starts becoming involved in the lives of the service's clients, including a struggling playwright, Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin). As Ella gets in over her head dealing with a bookie posing as a record producer (Eddie Foy Jr.), she tries to hide her real identity. That becomes more difficult when she begins to fall in love with Jeffrey.

Golden Globe (1960) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Judy Holliday as "Laura Partridge"

When down-to-earth secretary Laura Partridge (Judy Holliday) asks some highly pertinent but embarrassing questions at the stockholders' meeting of a major New York corporation, the company's arrogant board of directors tries to buy her silence with a cushy position in shareholder relations. The scheme backfires, however, when Laura falls in love with the company's gruff CEO (Paul Douglas) and makes herself the leader of an all-out shareholders' revolt.

Golden Globe (1956) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

Phffft! (1954)

Judy Holliday as "Nina"

Robert (Jack Lemmon) and Nina Tracy (Judy Holliday) were once a happy couple, but eight years of marriage has taken a toll on their relationship. They decide to call it quits and get a divorce. In their ensuing freedom, they are excited to dive back into the world of dating. Nina has a date with a suave actor (Donald Curtis), and Robert meets a blonde bombshell (Kim Novak). However, when their dalliances get complicated, they quickly realize that single life might not be what they bargained for.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954) Nominated Foreign Actress

Born Yesterday (1950)

Judy Holliday as "Emma "Billie" Dawn"

Brassy blonde moll Billie Dawn (Judy Holliday) hits Washington, D.C., with her unscrupulous millionaire sugar daddy, Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford), and his sleazy lawyer, Jim Devery (Howard St. John), who has been pressuring Harry to marry Billie by pointing out that a wife cannot be forced to testify against her husband. In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires journalist Paul Verrall (William Holden) to smarten her up -- and sparks soon fly between the pair.

Academy Award (1950) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1950) Won Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe (1950) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Adam's Rib (1949)

Judy Holliday as "Doris Attinger"

A courtroom rivalry finds its way into the household when prosecuting lawyer Adam Bonner (Spencer Tracy) faces off against his wife, Amanda (Katharine Hepburn), who happens to be a defense attorney. Working on opposite sides of a lawsuit where a woman (Judy Holliday) has shot her cheating husband (Tom Ewell), Adam and Amanda are both determined to win the case, and their home becomes the setting for comical showdowns, with neither spouse willing to relent.

Golden Globe (1949) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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