Judy Garland Biography

  • The Birth of Judy Garland

    The Birth of Judy Garland
    Born in Great Rapids, Minnesota. Her parents were Frank and Ethel Gumm. She was known as "Baby Gumm," Her real name was Frances Gumm. Her two older sisters were Mary Jane and Virginia.
  • The Gumm Family Moves to California

    The Gumm Family Moves to California
    In 1926, the Gumm family moved to California where Garland and her sisters studied acting and dancing
  • Bubbles

    Judy Garland's first short film.
  • Frances Gumm Becomes Judy Garland

    Frances Gumm Becomes Judy Garland
    Frances was signed by Louis B. Mayer, an important person of the leading film studio MGM, after hearing her sing. It was then that her name was changed from Frances Gumm to Judy Garland, after a popular 30s song "Judy" and film critic Robert Garland.
  • Judy father dies.

    Judy father dies.
    This is hard on Judy, but she manages to keep going.
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    Judy Garland Makes movies

    These are the years she made movies.
  • Pigskin Parade

    Pigskin Parade
    This was her first feature film produced by the MGM studios.

    Movie Summary:
    Bessie and Winston "Slug" Winters are married coaches whose mission is to whip their college football team into shape. Just in time, they discover a hillbilly farmhand and his sister. But the hillbilly farmhand's ability to throw melons enables him to become their star passing ace.
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    Drug Addiction that took over her life

    MGM studio doctors gave her numerous pills to help with her tiredness on set. This resulted in another problem, her weight fluctuation and was given amphetamines. This started her downward spiral to drug addiction that ultmately took her life.
  • The wonderful Wiizard of Oz

    The wonderful Wiizard of Oz
    One of the movies she is most known for.
    Movie Summary:
    Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
  • Babes on Broadway

    Babes on Broadway
  • Judy Gets Married

    Judy Gets Married
    Judy marries David Rose. They eloped in Las Vegas with only her mother and her step-father present.
  • Judy Divorces Rose

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Another film Judy Garland was know for.

    Movie summary:
    In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
  • Judy marries again

    Judy marries again
    She marries director Vincent Minnelli. She also is pregnant with her first child.
  • Little Liza

    Little Liza
    The is when Judy's first baby was born.
  • Moves to London

    Judy divorces Vincent after being suspended from MGM studios a third time and heads to London with new lover Sidney Luft.
  • Judy's Mom dies

    Judy's Mom dies
    Ethel Gilmore died of a heart attack.
  • Judy's 2nd Child

    Judy gives birth to her son Joey Luft.
  • Another heartbreak

    Judy and Sidney made their divorce final.
  • 4th husband

    Judy married Mark Heron in Las Vegas, but seperated in April 1966 because of his homosexuality.
  • Marries for the last time

    Judy Garland marries for the fifth and final time to disk jockey Mickey Dean in Chelsea, London.
  • Judy Garland's Death

    Judy Garland's Death
    Died Chelsea, London, England. She overdosed on barbiturates. She lost her fighting battle to drugs.