Judy Garland

Judy Garland was an American actress, singer, vaudevillian and dancer.

Judy Garland, the name instantly invokes a theatrical nostalgia in the collective American memory. She was one of the most iconic actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age, lighting 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 release into American movie houses. Her talent was not limited to the silver screen, however, as she crossed into Broadway, music, and television. But, most importantly, Judy Garland was more than her screen persona. She was a daughter, sister, wife, lover, and mother. Sadly, for as much joy as she gave theatre-goers, her life did not reflect the same. To learn more about the actress, read below.

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Who are the parents of Judy Garland?

Back to her early life, Judy was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, the USA to parents Francis Avent Gumm and Ethel Mario Gumm. She was also known as Frances Ethel Gumm. Additionally, she has two siblings named Dorothy Virginia Gumm and Mary Jane Gumm. She was the youngest of her two sisters. She had nicknames like Baby Gumm, Miss show business, and Joots.

Actually, Judy started her career at the age of 3. When she was around the age you can walk her parents encouraged her to sing, dance, and act. Similarly, when she was ten she received her first Rave review from Entertainment News Magazine. Ethel Gumm and Judy were very close. She went up on stage and sang ” Jingle Bells “. When she was 13 she had her first screen test. She began her big-time career at the age of fifteen.

Talking about his education, she went to elementary school, then middle school last not least, she went to high school. She went to Meglin Dance Studio. She loved reading The Wizard of Oz, poetry, and ghost stories, she loved writing stories. Likewise, her favorite subject in school was social studies. She even wrote a biography about her life but she didn’t get to finish it because of her tragic death. She doesn’t have that great of an education.

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When did Judy Garland pursue her acting career?

Judy struggled for her film career she took off with the next girl’s door where she played a character in “Pigskin Parade” (1936). Similarly, she released two movies Broadway Melody of 1938’ and ‘Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry’. She continued to seek out musical for Judy’s voice.

Furthermore, her three movies ‘Andy Hardy Meets Debutante’, ‘Strike Up the Band’, and ‘Little Nellie Kelly’ were released in 1940. Consequently, The Pirate’ and ‘Easter Parade’ which was debuted in 1948. ‘Easter Parade’ teamed Judy with Fred Astaire for the first time. Hence, in 1959 until her death, Judy began performing on stage. She performed a one-woman show on Broadway and created award-winning concerts globally.

In contrast, Judgment at Nuremberg’ was released in 1961 whereas, ‘The Judy Garland Show’ aired on television in 1961 which she marked as her debut into television programming. Therefore, in 1954 the movie ‘A Star Is Born’ was another blockbuster featuring Judy. The film garnered several nods from the film community including Best Costume, Best Art Direction, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Song, and Best Score.

What are the achievements of Judy Garland?

She was nominated and won awards for her work in a motion picture, music recording on stage. She has received numerous posthumous awards including Grammy Awards for Best Actress- Motion Picture Musical or Comedy “A Star is Born” (1955).

Likewise, she received awards for Album of The Year “Judy at Carnegie” (1962), on the same year she won awards for Female Solo Vocal Performance “Judy at Carnegie” (1962).

Who are the husbands of Judy Garland?

Reflecting on her personal life, She got married five times in her life. In 1941, she got married to David Rose the marriage didn’t go well. So, they got divorced in 1944. Again, in 1945, she married Vincente Minnelli with whom she had a daughter namely Liza Minnelli. They got divorced in 1951.

In 1983, she married for the third time with Sidney Luft with whom she had a daughter and a son named Lorna Luft and Joey Luft the relation didn’t go well then, they decided to get divorced in 1965.

Furthermore, she got married to Mark Herron in 1965 they divorced in 1969. Finally, she married Mickey Deans on March 15, 1969, and the marriage lasted till her death.

What is the reason behind Jody Garland’s death?

On June 22, 1969, Deans found Garland dead in the bathroom of their rented mews house in Cadogan Lane, Belgravia, London; she was 47 years old. At the inquest, Coroner Gavin Thurston stated that the cause of death was “an incautious self-overdosage” of barbiturates; her blood contained the equivalent of 10 1.5-grain (97 mg) Seconal capsules. Thurston stressed that the overdose had been unintentional and no evidence suggested that she had committed suicide.

Garland’s autopsy showed no inflammation of her stomach lining and no drug residue in her stomach, which indicated that the drug had been ingested over a long period of time, rather than in a single dose. Her death certificate stated that her death was “accidental”. Supporting the accidental cause, Garland’s physician noted that a prescription of 25 barbiturate pills was found by her bedside half-empty and another bottle of 100 barbiturate pills was still unopened.

A British specialist who had attended Garland’s autopsy stated that she had nevertheless been living on borrowed time owing to cirrhosis, although a second autopsy conducted later showed no evidence of alcoholism or cirrhosis. Garland died twelve days after her forty-seventh birthday. Her Wizard of Oz co-star Ray Bolger commented at her funeral, “She just plain wore out.” Forensic pathologist Jason Payne-James believed that Garland had an eating disorder, which contributed to her death.

How much net worth is Judy Garland owns?

On talking about his salary and net worth he earns a decent amount of salary has not revealed but his net worth is about $ 20 million. She had made most of her fortune with her career as an actress, singer as well as a vaudevillian.

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How tall is Judy Garland?

Talking about her body measurements, Judy has a height of 4 feet 11 inches. Additionally, she weighs about 49 Kg. She has a measurement of 33-25-31 inches. Furthermore, her hair color is light brown and her eye color is dark brown. Similarly, her shoe size is 6.5 (US) and her dress size is 2 (US).

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