Ruby slipper-wearing Judy Garland was one of the most beloved actresses of Hollywood's golden era. While her sudden passing was unfortunate, her exuberant voice lives on in a legacy of classics and musicals still enjoyed by many today. Find out more on this edition of Fast Facts.
Born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on June 10, 1922
Started singing with her two sisters, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia, as part of the Gumm Sisters
Starred in the classic “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and was paid $500 for the project
Originally sang “Over The Rainbow” from the aforementioned film, which claimed the #1 spot in The American Film Institute’s list of “The 100 Years of The Greatest Songs”
Was considered an icon in the gay community in the 1950s and 1960s
Married five times and had three children, including singer-actress Liza Minnelli
Suffered from nervous breakdowns, attempted suicide and developed alcohol problems
Bounced back in 1954, starring in the musical remake of “A Star Is Born” wherein she was paid $100,000 plus 50% of profits for the film
Aired one season of “The Judy Garland Show" in 1963
Passed away on June 22, 1969 from a barbiturate overdose during her concert in Chelsea, London. She was 47.
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