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Judith Sheindlin

American judge

Died when: 69 years 112 days (831 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Judith Sheindlin

Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; born October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American Prosecutor, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, television producer, and author.

Since September 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful four-time Daytime Emmy Award–winning arbitration-based court show series, Judge Judy.

Sheindlin will end her popular program after its 25th season (2020–21), then launch Judy Justice, a similar series.Sheindlin passed the New York state bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system.

In 1982 New York City Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986.

Sheindlin is the longest-serving judge or arbiter in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that earned Sheindlin a place in the Guinness World Records in 2015.

She has additionally received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019 for her work; during the awards ceremony, comedian Amy Poehler referred to Sheindlin as "the Jewish mother we all want".


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