Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Age
47 (passed away Jun. 22nd, 1969)
Birthday
Jun. 10th, 1922
Born in
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Height
4' 11 1/2

Judy Garland's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
60 Minutes II TV Show
60 Minutes II
The Judy Garland Show TV Show
The Judy Garland Show
Here's Hollywood TV Show
Here's Hollywood
 

Main Movie Roles

2012 - Katy Perry: Part of Me
2007 - P.S. I Love You
2005 - The Family Stone
1962 - Gay Purr-ee
1961 - Judgment at Nuremberg
1954 - A Star Is Born
1954 - A Star Is Born
1950 - Summer Stock
1949 - In the Good Old Summertime
1948 - Words and Music
1948 - The Pirate
1948 - Easter Parade
1946 - The Harvey Girls
1946 - Till the Clouds Roll By
1944 - Meet Me in St. Louis
1943 - Thousands Cheer
1943 - Girl Crazy
1943 - Presenting Lily Mars
1942 - For Me and My Gal
1941 - Life Begins for Andy Hardy
1941 - Ziegfeld Girl
1941 - Babes on Broadway
1940 - Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
1940 - Little Nellie Kelly
1940 - Little Nellie Kelly
1940 - Strike Up the Band
1939 - Babes in Arms
1939 - The Wizard of Oz
1938 - Everybody Sing
1938 - Love Finds Andy Hardy
1937 - Broadway Melody of 1938

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself
2
Herself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

She immediately attracted attention in such films as Pigskin Parade (1936), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) and Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), but Judy Garland didn't truly become a star until she was cast in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Her performance as Dorothy won her a special Juvenile Oscar, and it was this role, of course, that gave her her most famous song, "Over the Rainbow." She then appeared in a long string of classic MGM musicals, including Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Easter Parade (1948) and several with her friend, Mickey Rooney (I). Unfortunately, the same studio that made her a star unwittingly made her a drug addict, providing her with amphetamines to keep her energy level high and her weight level down. This in turn kept her wide awake at night, unable to sleep, so she was given barbiturates to help her sleep. She soon couldn't live without these "wonder drugs." She also couldn't seem to live without a man, as she went through several affairs, often with older men, and by 1950 had been married twice, to bandleader David Rose (I) and director Vincente Minnelli. She had a daughter, Liza Minnelli, with Vincente. All during this time her drug intake had increased dramatically, which led to increasingly erratic behavior and she often failed to show up on time at the studio. MGM eventually couldn't take it any more, and her contract was terminated in 1950. She divorced Minnelli the following year and married producer Sidney Luft. Luft, the father of her daughter Lorna Luft and son Joey Luft, took it upon himself to orchestrate her comeback with a series of very successful concert tours. He also produced the film A Star Is Born (1954), in which many feel she gave her greatest performance. By now she was concentrating on her career as a singer, which was winning her more legions of fans. She continued touring throughout the 1950s and 1960s, appearing in three more films and starring in her own television variety show in 1963, which had to be canceled after one season because the competition, "Bonanza" (1959), was too strong. She divorced Luft and married actor Mark Herron (I); she divorced him when she found out he was gay, and married disco manager Mickey Deans. Throughout this time, however, she still continued her dependency on prescription drugs, and finally the inevitable happened: on the night of June 22, 1969, she overdosed on barbiturates and died. Thousands mourned the world over. It was a sad way to end, but she has left a great legacy: her many films and recordings, as well as her children. Liza and Lorna are now singers as well, carrying on the family tradition.


TRIVIA:
  • Grandmother of Vanessa and Jesse Richards, children of singer 'Lorna Luft' (qv).
  • Originally screen-tested and signed to play the main supporting role of Helen Lawson, in _Valley of the Dolls (1967)_ (qv). The studio even provided her with a pool table in her dressing room at her request. Eventually she backed out of the film and was ultimately replaced by 'Susan Hayward (I)' (qv). She kept her costume when she walked off the film, and proceeded to wear the sequined pantsuit while performing in concerts around the world. The character of Neely O'Hara in the film was partially based on her own history (with pills, alcohol, and failed marriages). Sadly, it was Garland's real-life pill addiction that contributed to her leaving this film.
  • Was a member of The International Order of Job's Daughters.
  • Despite numerous concert and television appearances in the 1960s, Garland remained constantly in debt. This was due in part to then-manager 'David Begelman' (qv) embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients, with Garland chief among them. Begelman even went so far as to claim a Cadilac, presented to Garland for an appearance on _"The Jack Paar Program" (1962)_ (qv) as his own.
  • Was in consideration for the role of Sophie MacDonald in _The Razor's Edge (1946)_ (qv) but 'Anne Baxter' (qv), who went on to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, was cast instead.
  • 6/10/06: Pictured on a 39 USA commemorative postage stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.
  • Became good friends with 'Doris Day (I)' (qv) on the Warner Bros. lots when she was filming _A Star Is Born (1954)_ (qv) at the same time that Day was filming _Young at Heart (1954)_ (qv).
  • As a teenager on the MGM lots, she was good friends with 'Lana Turner' (qv) and 'Ann Rutherford (I)' (qv).


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