Judy Garland

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Judy Garland

Born

6/10/1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota USA

Died

6/22/1969

Birth Name

Frances Ethel Gumm

Gender

Female
9.9
out of 10
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34 votes

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Judy Garland (born June 10, 1922 as Frances Ethel Gumm) was one of the world's most respected and popular entertainers. She began her career at the age of two, when she joined her older sisters in a vaudeville act, The Gumm Sisters. Judy's trademark contralto voice and natural…more

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    • Judy Garland (discussing her fame): If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?

    • Judy Garland: Behind every cloud is another cloud.

    • Judy Garland: I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.

    • Judy Garland: We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

    • Judy Garland: (during her short stint as a cast member of "Valley of the Dolls" (1967)) The stage hands hadn't even built the set yet and the press had me walking off it!

    • Judy Garland (on daughter Liza Minnelli) I think she decided to go into show business when she was an embryo. She kicked so much.

    • Judy Garland: Some of the [midget] men used to tease me while we were making The Wizard of Oz (1939). They used to sneak under my dress! I told them if they ever went under there - and I found out about it - they were in big trouble!

    • Judy Garland: My mother had a marvelous talent for mishandling money - mine. When I was put under stock contract at Metro and had a steady income for the first time, we lived in a four-unit apartment building. I suggested to Mother that we buy it as an investment and rent the other three apartments. She hit me in the mouth and invested the money in a nickel mine in Needles, California, that has never been found. We never got a nickel back.

    • Judy Garland: In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.

    • Judy Garland: As for my feelings toward "Over the Rainbow", it's become part of my life. It is so symbolic of all my dreams and wishes that I'm sure that's why people sometimes get tears in their eyes when they hear it.

    • Judy Garland: I wanted to believe and I tried my d**nedest to believe in the rainbow that I tried to get over and couldn't. So what? Lots of people can't...

    • Judy Garland: I was born at the age of 12 on a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot.

    • Judy Garland: (on her sadistic stage mother) She was the real Wicked Witch of the West.

    • Judy Garland: Hollywood is a strange place if you're in trouble. Everybody thinks it's contagious.

    • Judy Garland: MGM had us working days and nights on end. They'd give us pep-up pills to keep us on our feet long after we were exhausted. Then they'd take us to the studio hospital and knock us cold with sleeping pills . . . Then after four hours they'd wake us up and give us the pep-up pills again so we could work another 72 hours in a row.

    • Judy Garland: How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.

    • Judy Garland: (when told by a reporter that she had a large gay following) I couldn't care less. I sing to people!

    • Judy Garland: Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

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  • She was one of the greatest actresses of all time!

    10
    Judy Garland was one of the greatest actresses of all time! She is amazing! Her voice is really good! She was stunning in The Wizard of Oz. That is one of my favorite movies ever. She was born on June 10, 1922. She died on June 22, 1969. I am very sad about that. Poor Judy. I feel like I'm gonna cry. Aww! She died because of accidental overdose. I feel really sad. She was also in the movie Meet Me in St. Louis and many many other movies. Once again, she is one of my favorite actresses and I feel bad about her death.moreless
  • How can she be described as anything but simply amazing?

    9.5
    Judy Garland is well known to be one of the most successful stars of all time. I have yet to encounter someone who has never seen, one of her most successful movies, "The Wizard Of Oz". She is quite simply outstanding. She exceeds standards in the true qualities it takes to be an outstanding actress and singer. Her voice is absolutely stunning and breath taking. It is so pure and beautiful. It is very hard to find someone who can sing as beautifully as she does! Not to mention that she has starred in a very large amount of movies, a majority of which were very successful.moreless
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