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Annaleigh Ashford to Play Judy Holliday in New Biopic

The film will be titled Smart Blonde.

Annaleigh Ashford will star in the upcoming film Smart Blonde.
(© David Gordon)

Annaleigh Ashford will play the actor Judy Holliday in the upcoming film Smart Blonde, according to Deadline.

The film will focus on Holliday, a nightclub singer who in her early acting career in the 1940s fought back against the overt sexual advances of studio mogul Darryl F. Zanuck during her time as a day player at Fox. Holliday received an Oscar for her performance in the film Born Yesterday.

Ashford won a Tony for You Can't Take It With You and was last seen on Broadway in Sunday in the Park With George. Additional information about Smart Blonde has not yet been announced.

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