Judy Sheindlin's Interesting Facts

1 Announced on Larry King Live (1985) that she has renewed her contract for her show, Judge Judy (1996), through 2009. [October 2005]
2 She and her husband maintain a luxury estate in ultra-rich Greenwich, Connecticut. [May 2007]
3 Living, with Jerry Sheindlin, in Naples, Florida. [November 2010]
4 Stepmother of Gregory Evrett Sheindlin (born in 1965) and stepmother-in-law of Laurie Gail Pila (born in 1977). She took part in their wedding on May 12, 2012 in New York City.
5 Jerry Sheindlin, her husband, is a retired judge, also.
6 Often parodied by Amanda Bynes on The Amanda Show (1999).
7 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $30 million.
8 On February 2006, Judy received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
9 Parodied by Cheri Oteri on Saturday Night Live (1975).
10 Ranked #13 by Forbes.com's list of The Richest 20 Women In Entertainment.
11 Is the most famous court show judge in television. Where other court shows have ended or failed, Judy's is the only one to last over ten years and still going strong. As a result, her popularity has grown, as well as her large fan base, and Judy has achieved celebrity status. Original The People's Court (1981)'s first judge, Joseph A. Wapner's was very popular, until Wapner retired, in 1993, lasting at-least eleven years. Wapner then was a temporary animal court Judge, of Animal Court (1998), in 1998.
12 Her $100 million, four-year contract, signed in 2004, makes her one of the highest-paid women in television.(Forbes.com).
13 Before she had her own show, she was the feature subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times that led to a report widely seen on 60 Minutes (1968).
14 Is the best-selling author of 4 books, "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining," released in September 1996, "Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever," released in January 1999, "Win or Lose By How You Choose," a children's book released in February 2000, and "Keep it Simple, Stupid" released in July 2000.
15 Graduated at American University in Washington, D.C., in 1963.
16 After 25 years of working as a prosecutor dealing with juvenile delinquents, she retired and began her show, Judge Judy (1996), which debuted in 1996, was slow to start, but became a success.
17 Graduated from Madison James High School in Brooklyn at age 17 in just 3 1/2 years and was accepted at Washington University.
18 Graduated first in her class from New York Law School.
19 Mother of 5 children: Gregory, Jamie Hartwright, Jonathan, Adam Levy and Nicole. Grandmother of, at-least, 11 grandchildren, so far.
20 She is a former Manhattan County court judge.
21 Father was a dentist. Graduated from New York Law School in 1965. Former cosmetics firm lawyer. She proposed to husband Jerry. She and Jerry performed the marriage ceremonies of all 4 of their married children (one son is still bachelor). She divorced Jerry in 1990, and remarried him a year later, reportedly because she was grieving from her father's death and needed time to herself.
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