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Judith Belushi Pisano

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Judith Belushi Pisano
Born 1951
Occupation author, graphic designer, artist
Nationality United States

Judith Belushi Pisano (born 1951) (also credited as Judith/Judy Jacklin, Judith/Judy Belushi, and Judith/Judy Jacklin Belushi) is a writer, graphic designer, and artist. Born Judith Jacklin to parents Robert Leslie Jacklin and Jean Buchanan, the youngest of four children. Jacklin attended Wheaton Central High school in Wheaton, Illinois, where she met and began dating John Belushi during her sophomore year, and graduated in 1969.

In 1973, she and John moved to New York City to work for National Lampoon, where she started out as an art assistant. She later became an associate producer for The National Lampoon Radio Hour.

Judith and John were married on 1976 December 31 in Aspen, Colorado, U.S.. They remained married until John's death on 1982 March 5.

Judith made two uncredited cameo appearances in John's films National Lampoon's Animal House (as Bluto's dance partner at the toga party), and The Blues Brothers (as a waitress at the Holiday Inn restaurant). She also served as the primary cover designer on the first four Blues Brothers albums; Briefcase Full of Blues, The Blues Brothers Original Motion Picture Sountrack, Made In America, and Best of the Blues Brothers.

Judith married writer/producer Victor Pisano on 1990 October 7. They own the Belushi Pisano Gallery in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, U.S., and oversee The Official Blues Brothers Revival along with Dan Aykroyd.

In addition both Judith and Victor have contributed to the Theatre, Music, and Performing Arts Program at Hocking College a small technical school in Nelsonville, Ohio

Judith is the author of the memoir Samurai Widow and the co-author of Titters, Titters 101, Blues Brothers: Private, The Mom Book, and Belushi: A Biography.

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