Judy Garland

Actress Judy Garland Full Name: Judy Garland [Frances Ethel Gumm]
Nationality: American

Profession: Actress
Why Famous: Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived" and renowned for her contralto voice, she will always be synonymous with "The Wizard of Oz".

Born: June 10, 1922
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grand Rapid, Minnesota, USA

Died: June 22, 1969 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Drug overdose of barbiturates

Historical Events in the Life of Judy Garland

  • 1924-12-26 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut
  • 1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch)
  • 1943-07-30 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
  • 1954-09-29 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres
  • 1955-02-24 12th Golden Globes: On The Waterfront, Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win
  • 1963-09-29 "Judy Garland Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963-10-06 Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"
  • 1965-12-17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

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