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Judy R. Arnold Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
Judy R. Arnold was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from Crockett High School and Huston-Tillotson University. In the 1980’s she appeared in several local performances before eventually relocating to San Bernardino, California. There, she performed in many shows for the Redlands Theatre Festival, including Nunsense, Big River, and Fences. She received a nomination for best supporting actress at the festival for the latter two roles in 1991. She returned to Austin in 1992 and began performing at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center, starring in the critically acclaimed 1993 production of the musical Beehive. She later went on to perform in other productions including Beehive Christmas Party, Purlie, Soul Sisters, The Buddy Holly Story, Dreamgirls, Once on This Island (with her daughter Asia Lige), The Gospel at Colonus, and Crowns. As of 2016, Judy R. Arnold is still acting in shows produced by the Zachary Scott Theatre Center (now known as the ZACH Theatre).
The Judy R. Arnold Papers contain fliers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs documenting her musical and theatrical career from 1992 to around 1997, however the bulk of the materials date from 1993. Of particular interest are the fliers, programs, and articles related to Arnold’s performances in Beehive, Beehive Christmas Party, and Soul Sisters.
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Judy R. Arnold Papers (AR.1997.008). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1997/029
Donation Date: April 7, 1997
Final Processing and Finding Aid By: LaToya Devezin and Johnny Rovell, February, 2017.