Judy Garland

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Date of Birth June 10, 1922
Place of Birth Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Date of Death Jun 22, 1969 (47)
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Judy Garland

Judy Garland was an American actress, singer, and dancer. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Special Tony Award, and was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her 1961 live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall. Garland began performing in vaudeville as a child with her two older sisters and was later signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She appeared in more than two dozen films for MGM and is remembered for portraying Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz. Garland was a frequent on-screen partner of both Mickey Rooney and Gene Kelly and regularly collaborated with director and second husband Vincente Minnelli.

Born: Frances Ethel Gumm, June 10, 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: June 22, 1969, London, England
Cause of death: Barbiturate overdose
Resting place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery (re-interred in 2017, previously interred at Ferncliff Cemetery)
Occupation: Actress, singer, dancer
Years active: 1924–1969
Political party: Democratic
Children: 3, including Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft
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About Judy Garland

Movie icon who played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and became the youngest winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the age of 39. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the films A Star is Born and Judgment at Nuremberg. In 1969, at the age of 47, she died of a drug overdose.

Before Fame

She began performing vaudeville at the age of two and a half.

Achievement

She received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1997.

Family Life

She married her fifth husband, Mickey Deans, in 1969. Her children, Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft, became singers and actors.

Associations

She starred in the 1954 musical film A Star is Born with James Mason.

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