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Who Is The Most Famous Judy In The World?

Updated January 11, 2021 505 votes 36 voters 13.0k views60 items

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How many celebrities named Judy can you think of? The famous Judys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Judy, famous athletes named Judy, and even musicians named Judy.

Judy Garland is certainly one of the most famous Judys on this list. One of the famous performers named Judy, she is best known for playing Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. She is also the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year, an honor she earned for her 1961 release Judy at Carnegie Hall.

Another of the famous people with the first name Judy is Judy Greer. She is a character actress who appeared in such TV series as Arrested Development, Archer, and Kidding. Her film credits include Adaptation, The Village, and The Descendants.

You may also recognize Judy Blume, a famous young adult author, known for works such as Are You There God? It's Me, MargaretBlubber, Tiger Eyes, and Deenie. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Judy? Just add them to the list!

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    Judy Garland

    1922-06-10

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Minnesota, United States of America

    Alternative NameJudy Garland

    Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and vaudevillian. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international...  more

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    Judy Collins

    1939-05-01

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939) is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk music, show tunes, pop music, rock...  more

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    Judy Greer

    1975-07-20

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Alternative NameJudy Evans Greer

    Judith Therese Evans (born July 20, 1975), known professionally as Judy Greer, is an American actress and author. She is primarily known as a character actor, who has appeared in supporting roles in...  more

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    Judy Davis

    1955-04-23

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    Judith Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Australian actress known for her work in film, television, and theatre. With a career spanning over 40 years she is commended for her versatility and is...  more

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    Judy Blume

    1938-02-12

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey

    Judy Blume (born Judith Sussman; February 12, 1938) is an American writer of children's and young adult (YA) fiction. Some of her best known works are Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970),...  more
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    Judy Reyes

    1967-11-05

    BirthplaceBronx, New York, USA

    Judy Reyes (born November 5, 1967) is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa on the NBC/ABC sitcom Scrubs (2001–2009), and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime...  more

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    Judy Holliday

    1921-06-21

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judy Holliday (born Judith Tuvim, 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...  more

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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons TV...  more
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    Judy Woodruff

    1946-11-20

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Judy Carline Woodruff (born November 20, 1946) is an American broadcast journalist, who has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976. She is currently anchor and managing...  more
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    Judy Geeson

    1948-09-10

    BirthplaceEngland, Arundel

    Judith Amanda Geeson (born 10 September 1948) is an English film, stage, and television actress. She began her career primarily working on British television series, with a leading role on The...  more
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    Judy Landers

    1958-10-07

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Judy Landers (born Judy Hamburg, October 7, 1958) is an American film and television actress....  more
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    Judy Tenuta

    1956-11-07

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Judy Lynn Tenuta (born 1956) is an American comedienne. She is noted for her brash onstage persona, alternating insult comedy with self-promotion as the "Love Goddess"....  more

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    Judy Carne

    1939-04-27

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Joyce Audrey Botterill (27 April 1939 – 3 September 2015), known professionally as Judy Carne, was an English actress best remembered for the phrase "Sock it to me!" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In....  more
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    Judy Gold

    1962-11-15

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie...  more

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    Judy Parfitt

    1935-11-07

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Judy Catherine Claire Parfitt (born 7 November 1935) is an English theatre, film and television actress. She made her film debut in a minor supporting part in Information Received (1961), followed by...  more
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    Judy Loe

    1947-03-06

    BirthplaceUrmston, United Kingdom

    Judith Margaret Loe (born 6 March 1947) is an English actress. She is the widow of actor Richard Beckinsale and later married director Roy Battersby. She is the mother of actress Kate Beckinsale, and...  more
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    Judy Finnigan

    1948-05-16

    BirthplaceNewton Heath, United Kingdom

    Judith Adele "Judy" Finnigan (born 16 May 1948) is an English television presenter, author and columnist. She has usually co-presented with her husband, Richard Madeley (collectively known as Richard...  more
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    Judy Ann Santos

    1978-05-11

    BirthplacePhilippines, Manila

    Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (; born Judy Anne Lumagui Santos; 11 May 1978) is a Filipino film and television actress, reality television host, recording artist, film producer and lately an effective...  more
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    Judy Blumberg

    1957-09-13

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Judith Ann Blumberg (born September 13, 1957) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With Michael Seibert, she is a three-time World bronze medalist (1983–85), the 1980 Skate Canada...  more
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    Judy Toll

    1958-01-14

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Judy Toll was an American comedian, writer, and actress....  more
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    Judy Kuhn

    1958-05-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judy Kuhn (born May 20, 1958) is an American singer and actress known for her work in musical theatre. A four-time Tony Award nominee, she has released four studio albums and sang the title role in...  more

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    Judy McGrath

    1952-07-02

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania

    Judith Ann McGrath (born July 2, 1952) is an American television executive. Named Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks on July 20, 2004, McGrath oversaw the networks' channels, including MTV, MTV2, VH-1,...  more
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    Judy Nunn

    1945-04-13

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Judith Anne Nunn (AM) (born 13 April 1945 in Perth, Western Australia), (also published under the pen name of Judy Bernard-Waite), is an Australian fiction author, former theatre and television...  more
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    Judy Torres

    1968-06-13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Judy Torres (born 13 June 1968 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American freestyle music artist and dance-pop singer....  more
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    Judy Grable

    1935-08-21
    Nellya Baughman (August 21, 1935 – May 11, 2008) was an American professional wrestler who was best known by her ring name Judy Grable. She was an active wrestler during the 1950s and 1960s. In...  more
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