Judy Collins

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Judy Collins Wiki Biography

Born Judith Marjorie Collins on the 1st May 1939 in Seattle, Washington USA, Judy is a singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded in country, pop and rock and roll genres. She has a total of 27 studio albums, which include “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Judith” (1975) among many others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Judy Collins is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Collins’ net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the music industry. Apart from studio albums, Judy has also released a number of compilation albums, which include “Colors of the Day” (1972), which achieved platinum status, and certainly also increased her wealth.

Judy is the eldest child born to a blind singer and disc jockey. She spent her first ten years in Seattle, but then her father started working in Denver, Colorado and the whole family moved there. She began taking lessons in classical piano under Antonia Brico, and soon made her first public appearance, playing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Gradually Judy inclined towards folk and country music, and after hearing the tunes of such renowned musicians as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, she started playing guitar. Judy went to Denver’s East High School, and after matriculation began playing at local bars as a folk artist, which eventually resulted in a recording deal with the Elektra Records.

At only 22 years old, Judy released her debut album, entitled “A Maid of Constant Sorrow” (1961). Following the release of her third album “Judy Collins 3” (1963), her name started becoming more and more popular, and during the ‘60s she released such critically acclaimed albums as “In My Life” (1966), “Wildflowers” (1967), and “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” (1968), all of which achieved gold status, and which increased her net worth to a large degree.

Judy continued to record in the ‘70s, and with albums such as “Whales & Nightingales” (1970), “True Stories and Other Dreams” (1973), “Judith” (1975), and “Hard Times For Lovers” (1979), only cemented her spot on the music scene, and further increased her wealth. Unfortunately her music career began to decline from the start of the ‘80s; although she has released a number of studio albums to the present day, only a few have reached success, such as “Home Again” (1984), which was her last album released in US and last for Elektra Records, then “Amazing Grace” (1985), the first album for the UK record label Telstar. Some of her later albums include “Baby’s Morningtime” (1990), “Shameless” (1994), “Paradise” (2010), and most recently “Silver Skies Blue” (2016).

Judy has also an accomplished actress, and has appeared in such films as “A Town Has Turned to Dust” (1998), and “What a Girl Wants” (2003).

To speak further of her accomplishments, she has authored a number of books, including “Trust Your Heart” (1987) – her debut – then “Amazing Grace” (1991), “Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength“ (2003), and “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music” (2011), the sales of which also added to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Judy has been married to Louis Nelson since 1996. Previously, she was married to Peter A. Taylor, from 1958 until 1965; the couple had one son, who committed suicide at 33 years old.

Judy had several health problems since the early age; when she was 11, she suffered from polio, and then in the ‘70s she was suffering from bulimia, fortunately she managed to recover completely, although she now speaks of her rehabilitation from an addiction to alcohol.

She is an activist, and has supported numerous organizations and movements, such as Yippie movement, UNICEF organization, and is an activist for suicide prevention, among many other activities.

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Judy Collins Quick Info

Full NameJudy Collins
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthMay 1, 1939
Place Of BirthSeattle, Washington, United States
ProfessionSinger
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder
NationalityAmerican
SpouseLouis Nelson (m. 1996), Peter Taylor (m. 1958–1965)
ChildrenClark C. Taylor
ParentsMarjorie Collins Hall, Charles Thomas Collins
SiblingsHolly Collins
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/judycollinsofficial
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/thejudycollins
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172423/
Allmusichttp://www.allmusic.com/artist/judy-collins-mn0000294923
AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns, SomeDay Soon, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului, HI, United States
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Independent Music Award for Best Song – Cover, Both Sides Now, Send in the Clowns, SomeDay Soon, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului, HI, United States
MoviesJunior, Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, A Town Has Turned to Dust, Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival, Fierce Goodbye, Judy Collins and Elizabeth Cotten: Rainbow Quest, My First DVD, Judy Collins: Pop Legends Live, The Magic 7, Judy Collins: Live at Wolftrap, Alexandria, VA, United States, Kahului,…

Judy Collins Trademarks

  1. Her soprano vocals

Judy Collins Quotes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Judy Collins Important Facts

  • Upper West Side of New York City and Connecticut [September 2010]
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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”).
  • She likes to work out and read.
  • Aunt of Kalen Keach.
  • Ex-sister-in-law of James Keach.
  • Sister of Holly Collins.
  • She is the subject of the famous song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, written by Stephen Stills and performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young.
  • Her only child and son, Clark Taylor, committed suicide in 1992.

Judy Collins Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Drawing Home2017performer: “Stars in my Eyes Theme from Drawing Home”Soundtrack
Supernatural2015TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
And So It Goes2014performer: “Both Sides Now”Soundtrack
Mad Men2013TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Decoding Annie Parker2013performer: “Dark Eyes”Soundtrack
GirlsTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2013 writer – 1 episode, 2013Soundtrack
Out of the Clear Blue Sky2012Documentary performer: “America the Beautiful”Soundtrack
Wretches & Jabberers2011Documentary performer: “Birdsong”Soundtrack
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
White Lightnin’2009“Amazing Grace” / performer: “Amazing Grace”Soundtrack
Boscos endins – Making of2007TV Movie documentary performer: “Send In the Clowns”Soundtrack
Starsky & Hutch2004performer: “Send In The Clowns”Soundtrack
Swimming Upstream2002“Trust Your Heart” / writer: “Trust Your Heart”Soundtrack
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV Movie performer: “Amazing Grace”, “Send In The Clowns”Soundtrack
A Walk on the Moon1999performer: “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” 1966Soundtrack
Ruby1992performer: “AMAZING GRACE”Soundtrack
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentary performer: “Cats in the Cradle”Soundtrack
The Wonder Years1988-1991TV Series performer – 6 episodesSoundtrack
Denial1990performer: “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”Soundtrack
The Golden Girls1988TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Wind in the Willows1987TV Movie performer: “Wind in the Willows”Soundtrack
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Muppet Show1978TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Hail1972performer: “Amazing Grace”Soundtrack
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Changes1969performer: “Both Sides Now”Soundtrack
The Subject Was Roses1968performer: “Albatross”, “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” / writer: “Albatross”Soundtrack
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV Movie performer: “What the World Needs Now is Love”, “Both Sides Now”Soundtrack
Girls2013TV SeriesJudy CollinsActress
What a Girl Wants2003DancerActress
A Town Has Turned to Dust1998TV MovieReeActress
Christy1994-1995TV SeriesHattie McCabeActress
Junior1994NaomiActress
Baby’s Bedtime1989Video shortSinger (voice)Actress
Tucker’s Luck1985TV SeriesReceptionistActress
Sesame Street1975TV SeriesThe Sad PrincessActress
El reprimido1974Modelo (uncredited)Actress
Busco tonta para fin de semana1973MarleneActress
Fat Brothers of Trinity1973LizActress
La liga no es cosa de hombres1972AnaActress
The Doctors1963TV SeriesJudith Howard (early 1980s)Actress
The Magic 72009TV MovieComposer
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf1983TV Movie original songsMusic Department
Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman1974Documentary producerProducer
Cry for Help2009TV Movie documentary fundingMiscellaneous
Beer and Board Games2013TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episodeThanks
Bound for Glory1976thanksThanks
Tavis Smiley2010-2015TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Resurrection of Victor Jara2015DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Danny Says2015DocumentarySelf
Blue Gold: American Jeans2014DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World2013TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman2013DocumentaryHerselfSelf
The Hour2012TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Judy Collins Live at the Metropolitan Museum in New York2012TV MovieHerselfSelf
RocKwiz2012TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Radio Unnameable2012DocumentarySelf
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival2012DocumentarySelf
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Magic 72009TV MovieHerselfSelf
Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 19702009DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
A Tribute to the Teachers of America2007TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin’ Fun2006Video documentarySelf
Biography2006TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Ballad of Greenwich Village2005DocumentaryHerselfSelf
Snurre Snups søndagsklub2005TV SeriesHerself – PerformerSelf
Pop Legends Live: Judy Collins – An American Girl in Concert2005VideoHerselfSelf
Now2004TV Series documentarySelf
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade2003TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Lighting Up Fifth2003TV MovieHerselfSelf
Judy Collins: Wildflower Festival2003VideoHerselfSelf
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land2002TV MovieHerself – Host / PerformerSelf
Johnny Cash: Half Mile a Day2000Video documentaryHerselfSelf
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Charlie Rose1998TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade1998TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Rosie O’Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Bill Clinton: Rock & Roll President1997TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
New Passages1996TV MovieHerselfSelf
Earl Robinson: Ballad of an American1994DocumentaryNarratorSelf
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade1994TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Tribute to Harry Chapin1991TV Special documentaryHerselfSelf
From the Heart… The First International Very Special Arts Festival1989TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary… The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Omnibus1988TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Sesame Street1975-1987TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Great Performances1987TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Yearbook: Class of 19671985TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Cap d’any a TV31984TV MovieHerselfSelf
Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin’1984DocumentarySelf
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’1983DocumentaryHerself – Host of Final PerformanceSelf
The Val Doonican Music Show1982TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Champs-Elysées1982TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The All-Time American Songbook1982TV MovieHerself – SingerSelf
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHerselfSelf
New American Bandstand 19651976-1980TV SeriesHerself – Musical guest / HerselfSelf
The Crystal Gayle Special1979TV MovieHerselfSelf
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHerself – VocalistSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself – Musical Guest / Herself – GuestSelf
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHerselfSelf
The Muppet Show1978TV SeriesHerself – Special Guest StarSelf
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHerself – SingerSelf
Top of the Pops1970TV SeriesSelf
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The Andy Williams Show1969TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHerself – Musical GuestSelf
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967-1969TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHerselfSelf
John Davidson at Notre Dame1967TV MovieHerselfSelf
Festival1967DocumentaryHerselfSelf
The Ken Dodd Show1966TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Merv Griffin Show1966TV SeriesHerselfSelf
A Whole Scene Going1966TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Hootenanny1963TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Tonight in Person1963TV SeriesHerself – PerformerSelf
My Music: John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind2010TV MovieHerselfArchive Footage
My Music: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling2010TV MovieHerselfArchive Footage
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival2007TV Movie documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
Leonard Cohen: Under Review 1934-19772006Video documentaryHerselfArchive Footage
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets1985VideoHerselfArchive Footage

Judy Collins Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeaturesAntonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)Won
1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Documentary, FeaturesAntonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974)Nominated