Venice's own Pacific Resident Theatre continues its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Wendy Johnson's comedy-drama, a look back at the fascinating story of famed '50s comic actress Judy Holliday. Born Judith Tuvim to Russian Jewish parents in Queens, Holliday was blessed with a high IQ -- ironic, since she came to fame playing one of the silver screen's dumbest blondes, Born Yesterday
's Billie Dawn, a role she originated on Broadway. After winning an Academy Award for the film in 1950, she was caught up in the Communist witch hunt, and advised to downplay her true intelligence before the Senate Subcommittee. Called "a tragedy with comic elements" by playwright Johnson, Concealing Judy Holliday
, takes a poignant and funny trip through these and other triumphs and tragedies of the actress' storied life and career.
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