Judy Collins
Judy Collins
Celebrated Name: Judy Collins
Real Name/Full Name: Judith Marjorie Collins
Gender: Female
Age: 85 years old
Birth Date: May 1st 1939
Birth Place: Seattle
Nationality: American
Height: 5ft 6inc
Weight: 68kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Louis Nelson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Judy Collins Lesbian?: NO
Profession: Singer, songwriter and musician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Judy is a well known American singer-songwriter and musician with her career spanning seven decades. Collins is known for her taste in the material she records, this includes folk music, show tunes, pop music, country, rock and roll. Judy is one of the best and richest folk singer. She also has a position among the list of popular guitarist, pianist and musician.

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Early Life & Biography

Judy Collins was born on 1st May 1939 in Seattle, Washington. When she was born she was called Judith Marjorie Collins. Collins was born the eldest in a family of five siblings. They lived in Washington for ten years, and at the age of ten her father who was a blind singer, radio show host, and pianist took a job in Denver, Colorado.

The whole family moved there her grandfather was Irish. Judy got polio at the age of 11 years and spent two months in isolation in a hospital. Collins was lucky enough to study classical piano with Antonia Brico, making her public debut at the age of 13 years, she performed at Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 1 May 1939, Judy Collins is 85 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 5ft 6inc tall, and weight is 68 kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Judy has been married twice. Her first love partner Peter Taylor produced her only child, Clark C. Taylor, but the marriage lasted for 8 years they divorced in 1965. In April 1996, she got married again to designer Louis Nelson, they live in Manhattan in New York City.

Judy was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent six months recuperating in a sanatorium. In 1970s she suffered from bulimia after she quit smoking, she knew nothing about bulimia, certainly not that it is an addition or that it would get worse.

Judy had tried to quit smoking and lose 20 lbs, she said even though she tried other drugs, alcohol had always been her drug of choice, she took after her father.  It was not easy for Judy when she lost her only child Clark who died by suicide in 1992 after a long bout with clinical depression and substance abuse.

Judith became an activist for suicide prevention after she lost her son. Judy served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the Chicago Eight featuring defendants.


Brico took a dim view, of Collins’s developed interest in folk music. This made her decide to discontinue her piano lessons although it was not easy. After she became internationally known she invited Brico to one of her concerts in Denver.

When they meet after the performance Brico grabbed her hands into hers, looked directly to her eyes and said Little Judy, you really could have gone places. Judy later discovered that Brico herself had made a living when she also young playing jazz and ragtime.

Collins made her way to Greenwich Village, New York City, where she played in clubs like Gede’s Folk City until she signed with Elektra Records, she released her first album, A maid of Constant Sorrow, at first she sang traditional songs written by others. Judy has released 28 studio albums, four live albums and numerous compilation albums.

Awards & Achievements

Judy Collins is gifted with a clarity voice. She is a Grammy Award-winning artist who has released 28 studio albums, four live albums, numerous compilation albums, and four holiday albums. In 1975 she was nominated Best Documentary Features. Judy also received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.

Net Worth & Salary of Judy Collins in 2024

Judy Collins Net Worth
Judy Collins Net Worth

This popular United States of American guitarist who is most renowned for her guitarist, street artist, actor, and singer has done so well in her career, Like many other folk singers of her generation, Judy was drawn to social activism.

Her net worth has been growing significantly; Judy’s income source is mostly from being a successful soundtrack. Her net worth is estimated to be around $15 million as of July 2024.

Judy Collins is well for her music, she received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute. Her song ‘Amazing Grace’ was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as a historically, ‘culturally,  or artistically significant song.

Judy Collin’s is generally credited with popularizing poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, having been the very first artist to record her songs, ‘Suzanne’ and dress Rehearsal Rag’ for her album ‘In My Life. Thanks to her father who made het meet professional musicians at her early life.


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