Judy Garland

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Legal name: Frances Ethel Gumm

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Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her contralto vocals and attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.

Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There, she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and her most iconic role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Other notable credits at MGM included Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948). After 15 years, she was released from the studio and then gained new success through record-breaking concert appearances, a successful recording career, and her own Emmy nominated television series. Film appearances became fewer in her later years, but included two Academy Award nominated performances in A Star Is Born (1954) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).

Respected for her versatility, she received a Golden Globe Award, a Juvenile Academy Award, a Special Tony Award, and at 39 she became the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. She was the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year for her live recording of Judy at Carnegie Hall. In 1997, Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars of classic American cinema.

Despite her professional triumphs, Garland struggled immensely in her personal life, starting when she was a child. Her self-image was strongly influenced by film executives, who said she was unattractive and constantly manipulated her on-screen physical appearance. She was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. She also had a long battle with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Judy Judy Garland 1
1989 Alone Judy Garland 1
1992 Mail Call Judy Garland & Bing Crosby 1
1995 Christmas Through the Years Judy Garland 2
1998 The Unforgettable Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
2002 The Judy Garland Show: The Show That Got Away Judy Garland 1
2002 Judy in Love / Alone Judy Garland 1
2007 By Myself Judy Garland 1
2009 Romance Judy Garland 1
2010 A Foggy Day Judy Garland 1
Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 The Magic of Judy Garland Judy Garland 2
1985 Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
1990 Greatest Hits Judy Garland 1
1990 The Best of the Decca Years, Volume One: Hits! Judy Garland 1
1991 The One & Only Judy Garland 1
1992 The Best of the Decca Years, Volume 2: Changing My Tune Judy Garland 1
1994 The Complete Decca Masters Judy Garland 1
1995 The Judy Garland Christmas Album Judy Garland 1
1995 Moviestar Collection: Songs Judy Garland 1
1995 The Best of Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
1995 The Judy Garland Show: Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
1996 Judy That's Entertainment! Judy Garland 1
1996 Complete Decca Cast Recordings Judy Garland 1
1996 American Legends: Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
1996 The Platinum Collection: 40 Great Tracks Judy Garland 1
1998 Judy Garland in Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits Judy Garland 1
1998 Judy Judy Garland 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
1999 Cocktail Hour Judy Garland 1
1999 Legends of the 20th Century: Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
2000 Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
2001 The Very Best of Judy Garland: Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
2001 Over the Rainbow: Original Recordings 1936-1949 Judy Garland 1
2001 Over the Rainbow and Other Hits Judy Garland 1
2002 Classic Judy Garland: The Capitol Years: 1955-1965 Judy Garland 1
2002 The Essential Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
2004 Judy Garland: Duets Judy Garland 2
2005 The Very Best of Judy Garland: The Essential Collection of Her Greatest Movie Hits Judy Garland 1
2005 Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
2012 Coleção Folha grandes vozes, Volume 18: Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
2013 Creations 1929-1962 Judy Garland 1
A (Musical) Anthology Judy Garland 1
America's Treasure Judy Garland 1
As She Was Judy Garland 1
At Her Best Judy Garland 1
Collectors' Gems From the M-G-M Films Judy Garland 1
Greatest Hits Judy Garland 1
It Was a Good Time: The Best of Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli 1
Judy Garland on Radio, Volume 1 (1936-1944) Judy Garland 1
Judy Garland Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
Judy Garland: The Complete Decca Masters Judy Garland 1
Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland 1
The Best of Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
The Essential Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
The Judy Garland Show - Fly Me to the Moon Judy Garland 1
The Judy Garland Story Judy Garland 1
The One and Only Judy Garland 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland 3
1993 Judy Garland and Liza Minelli Live at the London Palladium Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli 2
2005 That Old Feeling - Classic Ballads from the Judy Garland Show Judy Garland 1
2009 Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live Judy Garland 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Mickey & Judy: The Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney Collection (incomplete, part of a 4cd set) Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1939 Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
1941 How About You? / F.D.R Jones Judy Garland & David Rose Orchestra 1
1945 You'll Never Walk Alone / Smilin' Through Judy Garland 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The London Sessions Judy Garland 1
25th Anniversary Retrospective Judy Garland 1
Judy Garland In Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits Judy Garland 1
Over the Rainbow Judy Garland 1
Over the Rainbows & Other Songs Judy Garland 1
Rainbows Judy Garland 1
Spotlight on Judy Garland Judy Garland 1
That's Entertainment! Judy Garland 1
The Judy Garland Show Judy Garland 1
The Judy Garland Show: Come Rain or Come Shine Judy Garland 1

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