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.
1956, Emmy — Best Female Singer: Nominee
1955, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
1961, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
1961, Grammy — Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female: Winner
1962, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Nominee
1952, Tony — Special Award: Winner
1954, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
1964, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program: Nominee
1939, Oscar — Special Award: Winner
1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
1962, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
1961, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
1956, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee