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Judy Collins

Biography

Sweet-voiced folk singer of “Both Edges Now.” She’s gained Grammy Awards, in addition to being honored a Honorary Doctor of Great Arts Degree from Pratt Institute. At age group thirteen, she performed Mozart’s Concerto for just two Pianos. She was motivated to pursue a profession in music after hearing the music of Bob Seger and Woodie Guthrie. She actually is known on her behalf public activism, including her sympathetic attitude to the Yippie motion. She wedded Peter Taylor in 1958; after their divorce in 1965, she remarried Louis Nelson on Apr 16, 1996. She and Taylor acquired a son jointly named Clark. She’s covered music by Bob Dylan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Judy Collins
Date Of Birth May 1, 1939
Place Of Birth Seattle, WA
Profession Folk Singer
Education University of Colorado Boulder
Nationality American
Spouse Louis Nelson, Peter Taylor
Children Clark C. Taylor
Parents Marjorie Collins Hall, Charles Thomas Collins
Siblings Holly Collins
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Cover
Movies Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, A Town Has Turned to Dust, Junior, The Magic 7, The Magic of Herself the Elf, Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival, My First DVD, Fierce Goodbye, Judy Collins: Pop Legends Live, Judy Collins and Elizabeth Cotten: Rainbow Quest, Judy Collins: Live at Wolftrap
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#Fact
1 Upper West Side of New York City and Connecticut [September 2010]
2 Collins is generally credited with discovering poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, having been the very first artist to record his "Suzanne" and "Dress Rehearsal Rag" for her album "In My Life" (1966).
3 Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
4 Her favorite songs are "Blackbird" by The Beatles, "Thin Line Between Love And Hate" by The Pretenders, "Drops Of Jupiter" by Train, "Desperado" by Eagles, "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" by Jimmy Webb, "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones, "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell, "Just Like A Woman" by Bob Dylan, "That Song About The Midway" by Joni Mitchell and "Your Song" by Elton John. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
5 She likes to work out and read.
6 Aunt of Kalen Keach.
7 Ex-sister-in-law of James Keach.
8 Sister of Holly Collins.
9 She is the subject of the famous song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", written by Stephen Stills and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
10 Her only child and son, Clark Taylor, committed suicide in 1992.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drawing Home 2017 performer: "Stars in my Eyes Theme from Drawing Home"
Supernatural 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
And So It Goes 2014 performer: "Both Sides Now"
Mad Men 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Decoding Annie Parker 2013 performer: "Dark Eyes"
Girls TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Out of the Clear Blue Sky 2012 Documentary performer: "America the Beautiful"
Wretches & Jabberers 2011 Documentary performer: "Birdsong"
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
White Lightnin' 2009 "Amazing Grace" / performer: "Amazing Grace"
Boscos endins - Making of 2007 TV Movie documentary performer: "Send In the Clowns"
Starsky & Hutch 2004 performer: "Send In The Clowns"
Swimming Upstream 2002 "Trust Your Heart" / writer: "Trust Your Heart"
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land 2002 TV Movie performer: "Amazing Grace", "Send In The Clowns"
A Walk on the Moon 1999 performer: "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" 1966
Ruby 1992 performer: "AMAZING GRACE"
Tribute to Harry Chapin 1991 TV Special documentary performer: "Cats in the Cradle"
The Wonder Years 1988-1991 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Denial 1990 performer: "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"
The Golden Girls 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wind in the Willows 1987 TV Movie performer: "Wind in the Willows"
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hail 1972 performer: "Amazing Grace"
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Changes 1969 performer: "Both Sides Now"
The Subject Was Roses 1968 performer: "Albatross", "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" / writer: "Albatross"
John Davidson at Notre Dame 1967 TV Movie performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love", "Both Sides Now"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls 2013 TV Series Judy Collins
What a Girl Wants 2003 Dancer
A Town Has Turned to Dust 1998 TV Movie Ree
Christy 1994-1995 TV Series Hattie McCabe
Junior 1994 Naomi
Baby's Bedtime 1989 Video short Singer (voice)
Tucker's Luck 1985 TV Series Receptionist
Sesame Street 1975 TV Series The Sad Princess
El reprimido 1974 Modelo (uncredited)
Busco tonta para fin de semana 1973 Marlene
Fat Brothers of Trinity 1973 Liz
La liga no es cosa de hombres 1972 Ana
The Doctors 1963 TV Series Judith Howard (early 1980s)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf 1983 TV Movie original songs

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman 1974 Documentary producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cry for Help 2009 TV Movie documentary funding

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beer and Board Games 2013 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Bound for Glory 1976 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley 2010-2015 TV Series Herself
The Resurrection of Victor Jara 2015 Documentary Herself
Danny Says 2015 Documentary
Blue Gold: American Jeans 2014 Documentary Herself
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman 2013 Documentary Herself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation 2012 Documentary Herself
Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum in New York 2012 TV Movie Herself
RocKwiz 2012 TV Series Herself
Radio Unnameable 2012 Documentary
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival 2012 Documentary
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Herself
The Magic 7 2009 TV Movie Herself
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2009 Documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
Folk America 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
A Tribute to the Teachers of America 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun 2006 Video documentary
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Ballad of Greenwich Village 2005 Documentary Herself
Snurre Snups søndagsklub 2005 TV Series Herself - Performer
Pop Legends Live: Judy Collins - An American Girl in Concert 2005 Video Herself
Now 2004 TV Series documentary
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2003 TV Special Herself
Lighting Up Fifth 2003 TV Movie Herself
Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival 2003 Video Herself
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land 2002 TV Movie Herself - Host / Performer
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day 2000 Video documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1998 TV Movie Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
New Passages 1996 TV Movie Herself
Earl Robinson: Ballad of an American 1994 Documentary Narrator
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 TV Special Herself
Tribute to Harry Chapin 1991 TV Special documentary Herself
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Omnibus 1988 TV Series documentary Herself
Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Herself
Sesame Street 1975-1987 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 1987 TV Series Herself
Yearbook: Class of 1967 1985 TV Special Herself
Cap d'any a TV3 1984 TV Movie Herself
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' 1984 Documentary
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' 1983 Documentary Herself - Host of Final Performance
The Val Doonican Music Show 1982 TV Series Herself
Champs-Elysées 1982 TV Series Herself
The All-Time American Songbook 1982 TV Movie Herself - Singer
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1976-1980 TV Series Herself - Musical guest / Herself
The Crystal Gayle Special 1979 TV Movie Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Herself - Vocalist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1969-1979 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1979 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series Herself - Special Guest Star
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Herself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Singer
Top of the Pops 1970 TV Series
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1969 TV Series Herself
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
John Davidson at Notre Dame 1967 TV Movie Herself
Festival 1967 Documentary Herself
The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Herself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself
Hootenanny 1963 TV Series Herself
Tonight in Person 1963 TV Series Herself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind 2010 TV Movie Herself
My Music: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 2010 TV Movie Herself
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-1977 2006 Video documentary Herself
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets 1985 Video Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Documentary, Features Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974) · Jill Godmilow


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#Quote
1 I have always been grateful that I did not fall in love with Leonard (Cohen) in the way that I fell in love with his songs. I could have, certainly.
2 The hippies and the young followers of the music are the ones who are extending themselves into more understanding, because they understand that personal isolation is not the answer and that it's life that is groovy, not killing and war and hypocrisy and the double standard. And acid is important to all this.
3 There's so much more understanding than there was a generation ago in this country. The be-in here was just overwhelming; a completely beautiful open experience, so friendly and so warm. At Monterey, the cops all had flowers on their motorcycles, and the police chief was so pleased with everything that he wore a wig to work Monday morning. There's just no other answer than to love and to get together and to be open. There's just no other choice, and part of this is being reflected in the music.

#Trademark
1 Her soprano vocals

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