Remembering Judy Garland on Her 90th Birthday

Jun 10, 2012 7:00am

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Judy Garland as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939. (MGM Studios/MGM Studios/Getty Images)

Named Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn., Judy Garland was born 90 years ago today, June 10, 1922. She sang with her two sisters, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, as part of the Gumm Sisters, who worked the vaudeville circuit for many years in the 1930s.

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A young Judy Garland pins a flower on performer Jimmy Durante, 1931. (Getty Images)

 

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Judy Garland is shown in this 1955 file photo. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Though most identified with the “The Wizard of Oz,” the singer-actress went on to make more than 20 films.

 

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She made several movies with Mickey Rooney, including “Andy Hardy Meets Debutante,” below, 1940.

 

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Judy Garland, husband-film producer Sid Luft and their children, Liza, 14, Lorna, 7, and Joe, 5, are shown at their home in Chelsea, London. (Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Garland was married five times. She had three children, including singer-actress Liza Minnelli.

 

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Judy Garland, right, and daughter Liza Minnelli sing a duet on “The Judy Garland Show” in Los Angeles, July 16, 1963. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

After suffering a nervous breakdown, attempting suicide and developing a drinking problem, Garland reclaimed her stardom in 1954 in the musical remake of “A Star Is Born.” A one-season television series, “The Judy Garland Show,” followed in 1963.

 

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Judy Garland performed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in April 1969, above, just a few months before her death of an accidental drug overdose at age 47.

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