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Judy Garland Bio, Age, Death, Daughter, Spouse & Movies

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About Judy Garland

Judy Garland one of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was one of the most iconic actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, shining up movie screens with her talent and charm. Mention the name ‘Dorothy’ anywhere in America and the image of a 16-year-old Judy in a blue and white gingham dress comes to mind – 75 years after the original theatrical discharge into American movie houses. Her talent was not inhibited to the silver screen, however, as she navigated into Broadway, music, and television. But, most importantly, Judy Garland was more than her screen persona. Read in detail about Judy Garland Bio, Age, Death, Children, Daughter, Spouse & Movies.

She was a daughter, sister, wife, lover, and mother. Sadly, for as much joy as she gave theatergoers, her life did not reflect the same. Troubled and haunted, the American icon battled personal demons throughout her career. Judy Garland was and is an American treasure. Her talent was a gift that she shared with the world, and her impact can still be felt today. But, her life also illustrates the struggles of working in a fantasy world while still living in the real world. Ultimately, she succumbed to those demons, and the world lost an amazing gift.

Bio/Wiki

Birth Name Frances Ethel Gumm
Nick Name Judy Garland, Baby Gumm, Miss Show Business, Joots
Famous For one of her greatest on-screen successes with The Wizard of Oz
Judy Garland Аgе аt thе Tіmе оf Dеаth 47 уеаrѕ оld
Judy Garland Dаtе оf Dеаth 22 Јunе 1969
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Gemini
Birth Place Grаnd Rаріdѕ, Міnnеѕоtа, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ
Date of Birth 10 Јunе 1922
Nationality Аmеrісаn
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) in centimeters-150 cm
in meters:1.71 m
in feet inches: 4′ 11″
Weight (Approx.) in kilograms-50 kg
in pounds:110 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size 32
Hips Size 34
Waist Size 28

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity Not Known
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
S*xual Orientation Straight
Shoe Size 7(US)
Controversies Not Known

Actress and singer Judy Garland were born as Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Garland, the star of many classic musical films, was known for her tremendous talent and troubled life. The daughter of vaudeville professionals, she started her stage career as a child. Garland was called “Baby Gumm” and sang “Jingle Bells” at her first public performance at the age of two and a half. With her two older sisters, Susie and Jimmie, Garland soon began performing as part of the Gumm Sisters.

In 1926, the Gumm family moved to California where Garland and her sisters studied acting and dancing. They played numerous gigs that their mother, Ethel, had arranged for them as their manager and agent. In the late 1920s, the Gumm sisters also appeared in several short films.

Family

Mother’s Name Ethel Marion Milne
Father’s Name Francis Avent Gumm
Siblings Dorothy Virginia Gumm, Mary Jane Gumm
Husband/Spouse Місkеу Dеаnѕ (m. 1969–1969), Маrk Неrrоn (m. 1965–1969), Ѕіdnеу Luft (m. 1952-1965), Vіnсеntе Міnnеllі (m. 1945-1951), Dаvіd Rоѕе (1941–1944)
Children Son: Joey Luft
Judy Garland Daughter: Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Profession American actress, singer, and dancer
Brands Endorsed Not Known
Career Manager Not Known

Awards

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Relationship & more

Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known

Favorite Things

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 Career

:- In 1935, Louis B. Mayer of MGM signed Frances Gumm. She then changed her name to Judy Garland.
:- After some initial struggles, her film career finally took-off with the girl-next-door character in ‘Pigskin Parade’, in 1936.
:- 1937 saw the release of two movies, ‘Broadway Melody of 1938’ and ‘Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry’ featuring the aspiring actress. MGM continued to seek out musicals for Judy’s voice. She performed in ‘Everybody Sing’ and ‘Listen, Darling’ in 1938 as well as in her first Andy Hardy movie ‘Love Finds Andy Hardy’. She continued to make several Andy Hardy movies.
:- In 1939, ‘Babes in Arms’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ opened. The latter propelled Judy’s career to new heights and her performance was lauded by fans and critics alike.
:- Despite the war overseas, the dedicated performer continued her work. Three movies ‘Andy Hardy Meets Debutante’, ‘Strike Up the Band’, and ‘Little Nellie Kelly’ were released in 1940.

:- In 1941 also three movies ‘Ziegfeld Girl’, ‘Life Begins for Andy Hardy’, and ‘Babes on Broadway’ premiered in theatres nationwide. As the war intensified, film production slowed down due to the scarcity of personnel. The only movie where Judy performed in 1942 was ‘Me and My Gal’. The following year her movie ‘Presenting Lily Mars’ and ‘Girl Crazy’ entertained audiences.

:- In 1944, her movie ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ was released which was followed by the premiere of ‘The Clock’, a year later.
:- After the war Production increased and in the year 1946 three movies featuring Judy, ‘The Harvey Girls’, ‘Ziegfeld Follies’, and ‘Till the Clouds Roll By’, reached American audiences.
:- ‘The Pirate’ and ‘Easter Parade’ debuted in 1948. ‘Easter Parade’ teamed Judy with Fred Astaire for the first time.
:- ‘In the Good Old Summertime’ in 1949 and ‘Summer Stock’ the following year were the last two movies she made with MGM. She lost her contract with MGM after the release of ‘Summer Stock’, owing to her behavioral disorders resulting from drug addiction.
:- ‘A Star Is Born’ in 1954 marked her return to film. Her performance earned her Academy recognition.
:- From 1959 until her death, Judy began performing on stage. She performed a one-woman show on Broadway and created award-winning concerts globally.
:- ‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ was released in 1961. The film brought her more critical acclaim.
:- ‘The Judy Garland Show’ aired on television in 1961. This marked her debut into television programming.
:- She performed as a voice actor in the 1962 film ‘Gay Purr-ee’. Judy’s last films, ‘Child Is Waiting’ and ‘I Could Go on Singing’, premiered the following year.

Money Factor

Estimated Net Worth $20 mіllіоn
Annual Salary Not Available
Income Source Actress

Јudу Gаrlаnd hаd аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $20 mіllіоn. Ѕhе hаd mаdе mоѕt оf hеr fоrtunе wіth hеr саrееr аѕ аn асtrеѕѕ, ѕіngеr аѕ wеll аѕ а vаudеvіllіаn.

Ѕhе аnd hеr ѕіѕtеr hаd сrеаtеd оnе grоuр nаmеd “Тhе Gumm Ѕіѕtеrѕ” durіng thе уеаr 1928. Тhіѕ grоuр роѕt mоdіfіеd іtѕ nаmе tо “Тhе Gаrlаnd Ѕіѕtеrѕ”; lаtеr, ѕhе fіnаllу сhаngеd hеr nаmе frоm Frаnсеѕ tо Јudу.
Іn thе уеаr 1935, whеn ѕhе wаѕ оf аgе 13 уеаrѕ, ѕhе gоt соntrасtеd bу Меtrо-Gоldwуn-Мауеr, аnd fоr іt, ѕhе hаd dоnе mаnу fіlmѕ. А fіlm whісh gаvе hеr glоbаl fаmе wаѕ “Тhе Wіzаrd оf Оz,” whеrеіn ѕhе hаѕ ѕung hеr fаmоuѕ hіt еntіtlеd “Аbоvе thе Rаіnbоw.”

Ѕhе lаtеr lеft МGМ, dіd mаnу rесоrdѕ, wоrkеd bасk tо thе thеаtrе, аnd саmе bасk tо Ноllуwооd. Јudу Gаrlаnd wаѕ dеnоtеd аѕ аn “uglу duсklіng,” whісh hаѕ dіrесtеd hеr tо grоw ѕеlf-соnfіdеnсе іѕѕuеѕ аѕ wеll аѕ nееdеd tо bе рrоmрtеd аll thе tіmе оf hоw ѕkіllеd аnd аttrасtіvе ѕhе wаѕ.

Some unknown facts about

  • The actress we now know as Hollywood star Judy Garland was born with a different moniker. Frances Ethel Gumm entered the world on June 10th, 1922, born to Francis and Ethel Gumm of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
  • Garland epitomizes the tragic child star. The actress’ parents settled in Grand Rapids to run a movie theater that often featured sensational vaudeville acts.
  • No one knows Hollywood’s seedy underbelly better than Judy Garland.
  • Garland’s marriage to her first husband, the songwriter David Rose, was deemed “a true rarity” by the media at the time of their wedding. Tragically, it turned out that their union would not have a fairy tale ending.
  • When she was a child, Judy, along with her elder sisters, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, formed a vaudeville trio known as “The Gumm Sisters.” But the press quickly made cruel jabs: The trio’s name was met with some mockery, and a playbill reportedly called them “The Glum Sisters.”
  • Even as a teenage movie star, Garland’s weight was a constant concern to the movie studio. She was forced on diets of nothing but chicken soup and cottage cheese. But that’s not the worst part: once, the insecure Garland ordered a regular meal, only to be served soup and plain lettuce. Even then, her weight was well within a healthy range for her age and height.
  • When she was on stage, Judy Garland was the picture of happiness, but behind closed doors, the little girl endured a world of pain.
  • While it technically wasn’t an “office” romance, Garland met her second husband while on the job. She was cast in Meet Me in St. Louis, the second of her iconic musical roles. Director Vincente Minnelli allowed Garland to appear attractive and sexy, rather than her previous roles where she was meant to look plain or childlike. Garland married Minnelli in 1945, despite dark rumors that he was homosexual. The couple, who had a 20 year age difference between them, had a daughter, Liza. She was born in 1946.
  • By 1948, Garland’s marriage to Vincente Minnelli was already strained, due to their age difference and her erratic behavior (likely due to her drug addiction). She reportedly returned home early to find an utterly devastating sight: Minnelli in the “loving embrace” of a male employee. This shock drove Garland to attempt suicide by cutting her wrists. Minnelli stopped her in time to save her life.
  • Garland’s mother hungered after fame, forcing her daughters to work when they were still children. Years later, Judy Garland revealed how she really felt about her mother’s ambition. The actress said that she resented the way her mother treated her and her sisters and even described her own mother as “the real Wicked Witch of the West.”
  • As though making a toddler work wasn’t bad enough, Garland also alleged that her mother did far, far worse damage. She claimed that Mama Gumm began providing young Judy with pills (some to pep her up, others to help her sleep) when she was just 10 years old.
  • In 1993, Judy’s third husband, Sid Luft, dealt Garland was a cold-hearted betrayal. He was caught trying to sell Garland’s honorary Oscar (won for Babes in Arms and The Wizard of Oz), as well as the replacement statuette she had requested when the first one reportedly vanished. Luft was made to pay $60,000 in damages.

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