Judy Garland

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  • Birth Name: Frances Ethel Gumm
  • Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/10/1922, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 06/22/1969
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Judy Garland Fast Facts:
  • As a girl, appeared in vaudeville act the Gumm Sisters with her siblings (they later changed their name to the Garland Sisters).
  • Billed as Judy Garland, she signed with MGM in 1935.
  • Paired with Mickey Rooney in 1937's Thoroughbreds Don't Cry for the first of their 10 films together.
  • Breakthrough song was "You Made Me Love You," sung to a photo of Clark Gable in The Broadway Melody of 1938
  • Made a legendary Carnegie Hall debut in 1961; Judy at Carnegie Hall, the live album of the event, won five Grammys, including Album of the Year, the first for a female artist and first for a live album.
  • Hosted The Judy Garland Show on CBS in 1963-64. 
  • Final performance took place a week before her death (from an accidental overdose of barbiturates in her London flat) at the Half Note in New York's Greenwich Village.
  • In 2001, her rendition of "Over the Rainbow" was named the Greatest Song of the 20th Century in a poll commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Industry Association of America.
  • Judy Garland Relationships:
  • Ethel Milne Gumm - Mother
  • Joseph Wiley Luft - Son
  • Tyrone Power - Ex-significant Other
  • David Rose - Ex-husband
  • Frank Gumm - Father
  • Sid Luft - Ex-husband
  • Mark Herron - Ex-husband
  • Mickey Deans - Husband
  • Dorothy Virginia Gumm - Sister
  • Mary Jane Gumm - Sister
  • Vincente Minnelli - Ex-husband
  • Will Gilmore - Stepfather
  • Liza Minnelli - Daughter
  • Lorna Luft - Daughter
  • Judy Garland Awards:
  • 1939 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
  • 1956 Emmy: Best Female Singer - Nominee
  • 1952 Tony: Special Award - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1955 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program - Nominee
  • 1955 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1954 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1961 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1961 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1961 Grammy: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner

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