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UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 10: In this screengrab Judge Judith Sheindlin appears during the 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball benefiting the Children’s Diabetes Foundation on October 10, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED - Region AMER. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Children's Diabetes Foundation )

October 21st is the 78th birthday of Judith Scheindlin, better known as Judge Judy. A former head Manhattan family court judge, Scheindlin began her syndicated show in September, 1996. As of 2013, she became the highest paid TV star. Forbes reported her income in 2017 as $147 million dollars. Judge Judge has announced this 2020/21 season is the last for her current show. She will then move on to preside over Judy Justice.

Enjoy some highlights of the irascible, and always entertaining Judge Judy!