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Judy Garland

Frances Gumm

Singer, Dancer, Actress, TV Hostess

(1922 - 1969)

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Judy Garland (Frances Gumm) lived her life in the public eye, beginning at the age of two when she stole the show from her vaudeville parents by singing “Jingle Bells.” As “Baby Gumm” she stood out in the trio with her sisters and was given an MGM contract at thirteen without a screen test. When she starred in The Wizard of Oz in 1939 and sang “Over the Rainbow” she was only 16. What followed was a series of energetic musical films with Mickey Rooney, starring roles in great, glossy musicals, such as Meet Me In St. Louis (1944), where she introduced “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and The Harvey Girls (1946), where she introduced “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe.”

The songstress made headlines with several marriages, her own TV show, and hundreds of concert appearances, including the 1961 Carnegie Hall show which garnered five Grammy awards. Her list of accomplishments in the 47 years that she lived is nothing less than amazing. Garland was also recognized for her dramatic skills, nominated for Best Actress in A Star Is Born and Best Supporting Actress for Judgment at Nuremberg.

Garland was highly admired in the gay community and her death is often credited with sparking the riots that occurred between raiding police and mourning fans at the gay bar, Stonewall Inn, in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969.

- Sandra Burlingame


The Wizard Of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Ray Bolger, Buddy Ebsen, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Judy Garland



Judy At Carnegie Hall: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Judy Garland



Classic Judy Garland: The Capitol Years 1955-1965

Judy Garland



Judy Garland In Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits: 1936-1963

Judy Garland



That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads from the Judy Garland Show

Judy Garland



20th Century Masters: The Best Of Judy Garland (Millennium Collection)

Judy Garland
Reading and Viewing

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Gerold Frank

Judy

Da Capo Press


David Shipman

Judy Garland: The Secret Life of an American Legend

Hyperion Books


John Fricke, Lorna Luft

Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote

Bulfinch


Judy Garland, Frank Morgan

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

DVD


Judy Garland

The Harvey Girls

Turner Home Ent

DVD


Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames

Meet Me In St. Louis (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Warner Home Video

DVD


Judy Garland, James Mason

A Star Is Born (1954)

DVD


Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

DVD


Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin

Easter Parade (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Warner Home Video

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Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford

Love Finds Andy Hardy

Warner Home Video

DVD


Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly

For Me And My Gal (Snap case)

Warner Home Video

DVD


Judy Garland, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Mickey Rooney

The Judy Garland Show Collection

Geneon [Pioneer]

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Lorna Luft, Mort Lindsey, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Joey Luft, Ethel Merman, Edward Albee, Tony Bennett, Melissa Manchester

Judy Garland - The Concert Years

White Star

DVD

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