American judgeDied when: 69 years 112 days (831 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; born October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American television personality, television producer, author, and a former prosecutor and Manhattan family court judge.
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.
From September 16, 1996, to July 23, 2021, Sheindlin presided over her own court show, Judge Judy.The show spent its entire original run as the highest Nielsen-rated courtroom series.
During much of that time, the series was the highest Nielsen-rated program in daytime television and a top performer in syndication.
The series won three Daytime Emmy Awards.Through starring on Judge Judy, Sheindlin became the longest-serving television arbitrator in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that earned her a place in the Guinness World Records in 2015.
She has additionally received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019 for her work.On November 1, 2021, Sheindlin will launch a spin-off streaming series on IMDb TV, Judy Justice, another arbitration-based reality court show featuring her handling of legal disputes.