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Judy Garland (1922–1969)

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota, the youngest daughter of vaudevillians ... See full bio »

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 2014 World of Dogs (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 2014 The Lego Movie (performer: "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm")
 2009/I 9 (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (performer: "No Love, No Nothin'")
 2008 Australia (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 2008/I Milk (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 2008 The Bread (Short) (performer: "Embraceable You")
 2008 Sex and the City (performer: "The Trolley Song")
 2008 Pageant (Documentary) (performer: "The Trolley Song")
 2007 P.S. I Love You (performer: "The Man That Got Away")
 2007 The Good Life (performer: "Do It Again")
 2005 Cheap (performer: "Get Happy")
 2005 The Family Stone (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary) (performer: "That Old Black Magic")
 2004 Surviving Christmas (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas")
 2003 Down with Love (performer: "Down with Love")
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (performer: "Embraceable You")
 2001 Hildegarde (performer: "If I Only Had a Brain")
 2000 Little Nicky (performer: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow")
 2000 The Next Best Thing (performer: "Trolley Song")
 2000 Wonder Boys (performer: "Good Morning")
 2000 Hanging Up (performer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas")
 1999 Rituals and Resolutions (Short) (performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Lil' Christmas")
 1998 Little Voice (performer: "Come Rain or Come Shine" (1946), "That's Entertainment" (1953), "The Man that Got Away" (1953))
 1997 Contact (performer: "Over the Rainbow" - uncredited)
 1995 Stonewall (performer: "Over the Rainbow", "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "Good Morning" (1939), "God's Country" (1938), "Ballin' the Jack" (1913), "I'm an Indian Too" (1946), "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" (1946), "I Wish I Were in Love Again" (1937), "Swing, Mister Mendelssohn" (1937), "In-Between" (1938), "Over the Rainbow" (1938), "How About You?" (1941), "Minnie from Trinidad" (1941), "Who?" (1925), "March of the Doagies" (1944), "Get Happy" (1929), "Mr. Monotony" (1947) - uncredited)
 1993 Made in America (performer: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "If I Only Had a Brain", "We're Off to See the Wizard")
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) (performer: "Over the Rainbow" - uncredited)
 1983 Terms of Endearment (performer: "For Me and My Gal" (1942), "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" (1918))
 1976 That's Entertainment, Part II (Documentary) (performer: "For Me and My Gal" (1917), "Be a Clown" (1948), "Easter Parade" (1933), "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1934), "I Got Rhythm", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944), "A Couple of Swells" (1948) - uncredited)
 1974 That's Entertainment! (Documentary) (performer: "Singin' in the Rain" (1929), "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" (1946), "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (1913), "Babes in Arms" (1937), "Hoe Down" (1941), "Do the La Conga" (1939), "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" (1912), "Babes on Broadway" (1941), "Strike Up the Band" (1927), "Waltz with a Swing" (1936), "Americana" (1936), "Your Broadway and My Broadway" (1937), "We're Off to See the Wizard" (1938), "If I Only Had the Nerve" (1938), "Over the Rainbow" (1938), "But Not for Me" (1930), "The Trolley Song" (1944), "Under the Bamboo Tree" (1902), "The Boy Next Door" (1944), "Get Happy" (1930) - uncredited)
 1969 Mondo Trasho (performer: "Almost Like Being in Love", "We're Off to See the Wizard")
 1963 In the Cool of the Day (performer: "Over the Rainbow" - uncredited)
 1963 A Child Is Waiting (performer: "Snowflakes")
 1962 Gay Purr-ee (performer: "Gay Purr-ee Overture", "Little Drops of Rain", "Take My Hand, Paree", "Paris Is a Lonely Town", "Roses Red, Violets Blue", "The Mewsette Finale")
 1960 Pepe (performer: "Faraway Part of Town")
 1954 A Star Is Born (performer: "Gotta Have Me Go with You", "The Man That Got Away", "Here's What I'm Here For", "Lose That Long Face", "Someone at Last", "It's a New World", "Trinidad Coconut Oil Shampoo", "Born in a Trunk", "Swanee", "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)", "You Took Advantage of Me", "Black Bottom", "The Peanut Vendor (El Manicero)", "Melancholy" - uncredited)
 1950 Summer Stock (performer: "All for You", "Friendly Star", "Get Happy", " (Howdy Neighbor) Happy Harvest", "If You Feel Like Singing, Sing", "You Wonderful You", "Portland Fancy" - uncredited)
 1949 In the Good Old Summertime (performer: "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland", "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)", "Play That Barbershop Chord", "I Don't Care", "Merry Christmas" - uncredited)
 1948 Words and Music (performer: "I Wish I Were in Love Again", "Johnny One Note")
 1948 Easter Parade (performer: "Happy Easter", "It Only Happens When I Dance with You", "I Want to Go Back to Michigan", "Beautiful Faces Need Beautiful Clothes", "A Fella with an Umbrella", "I Love a Piano", "Snooky Ookums", "Ragtime Violin", "When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'", "A Couple of Swells", "Better Luck Next Time", "Easter Parade" - uncredited)
 1948 The Pirate (performer: "Mack the Black", "You Can Do No Wrong", "Be a Clown", "Love of My Life" - uncredited)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (performer: "Look for the Silver Lining", "Who?", "Sunny" - uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (performer: "In the Valley (Where the Evenin' Sun Goes Down)", "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", "It's a Great Big World", "Swing Your Partner Round and Round" - uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (performer: "A Great Lady Has An Interview (Madame Crematante)")
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (performer: "The Trolley Song" (1944), "The Boy Next Door" (1944), "Skip to My Lou" (1944), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (1944), "Under the Bamboo Tree" (1902) (uncredited), "Over the Bannister" (1944) (uncredited), "Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis" (1904) (uncredited))
 1943 Girl Crazy (performer: "I Got Rhythm" (1930), "Could You Use Me?" (1930), "Bidin' My Time" (1930), "Embraceable You" (1930), "But Not for Me" (1930) - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (performer: "The Joint Is Really Jumpin' in Carnegie Hall" - uncredited)
 1943 Presenting Lily Mars ("When I Look at You" (1943), uncredited) / (performer: "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" (1943), "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)" (1910), "When I Look at You" (1943), "Kulebiaka (Russian Rhapsody)" (1943), "Where There's Music" (1943), "Three O'Clock in the Morning" (1921), "Broadway Rhythm" (1935) - uncredited)
 1943 Strictly G.I. (Short) (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 1942 We Must Have Music (Short) (performer: "We Must Have Music")
 1942 For Me and My Gal ("For Me and My Gal" (1917), uncredited) / (performer: "For Me and My Gal" (1917), "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" (1911), "Don't Leave Me Daddy" (1916), "By the Beautiful Sea" (1914), "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose" (1914), "After You've Gone" (1918), "Ballin' the Jack" (1913), "How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)" (1919), "Where Do We Go from Here?" (1917), "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" (1912), "Smiles" (1917), "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1915), "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (1863) - uncredited)
 1941 Babes on Broadway ("How About You?", uncredited) / (music: "La Marseillaise" - uncredited) / (performer: "Babes on Broadway", "How About You?", "Hoe Down", "Chin Up, Cheerio, Carry On", "Mary's a Grand Old Name" (1905), "I've Got Rings on My Fingers (Mumbo Jumbo Jijjiboo J. O'Shea)" (1909), "La Marseillaise", "Bombshell from Brazil", "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones" - uncredited)
 1941 Life Begins for Andy Hardy (performer: "Happy Birthday to You" - uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl (performer: "You Never Looked So Beautiful" (1936), "Minnie from Trinidad" (1941), "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (1918), "Laugh? I Thought I'd Split My Sides" (1941), "Ziegfeld Girls" (1941), "You Gotta Pull Strings" (1936) - uncredited)
 1940 The Miracle of Sound (Documentary short) (performer: "It's a Great Day for the Irish" - uncredited)
 1940 Little Nellie Kelly ("A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" , "Nellie Kelly I Love You" (1922), uncredited) / (performer: "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" (uncredited), "St. Patrick Was a Gentle Man" (uncredited), "It's a Great Day for the Irish" (1940) (uncredited), "Singin' In The Rain" (1929))
 1940 Strike Up the Band ("Our Love Affair" (1939)) / (performer: "Strike up the Band" (1927), "Our Love Affair" (1939), "Do the La Conga" (1939) (uncredited), "Nobody" (1939) (uncredited), "The Gay Nineties" (1940) (uncredited), "Nell of New Rochelle" (1939) (uncredited), "A Man Was the Cause of It All" (1939) (uncredited), "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl" (1909) (uncredited), "Come Home, Father" (1864) (uncredited), "Drummer Boy" (1939) (uncredited))
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (performer: "Alone", "I'm Nobody's Baby")
 1940 If I Forget You (Short) (performer: "If I Forget You")
 1939 Babes in Arms (performer: "Babes in Arms" (1937), "Where or When" (1937), "Good Morning" (1939), "God's Country" (1937), "I Like Opera/I Like Swing" (1939) (uncredited), "Figaro" (1939) (uncredited), "Broadway Rhythm" (1935) (uncredited), "I Cried for You" (1923) (uncredited), "My Daddy Was a Minstrel Man" (1937) (uncredited), "Oh! Susanna" (1846) (uncredited), "Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo" (1939) (uncredited), "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (1921) (uncredited), "My Day" (uncredited))
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (performer: "Over the Rainbow" (1939), "Munchkinland Medley: 'Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are', 'The House Began To Pitch', 'As Mayor of the Munchkin City', 'As Coroner, I Must Aver', 'Ding Dong The Witch is Dead', 'Lullaby League', 'Lollipop Guild', and 'We Welcome You to Munchkinland'" (1939), "If I Only Had a Brain" (1939), "We're Off to See the Wizard" (1939), "We're Off To See The Wizard" (1939), "If I Only Had the Nerve/We're Off To See The Wizard" (1939), "The Merry Old Land of Oz" (1939), "If I Were King of the Forest" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 From the Ends of the Earth (Documentary short) (performer: "Babes in Arms" (1937), "Good Morning" (1939))
 1938 Listen, Darling ("On the Bumpy Road to Love" (1938), "Ten Pins in the Sky" (1938)) / (performer: "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" (1938), "On the Bumpy Road to Love" (1938), "Ten Pins in the Sky" (1938))
 1938 Love Finds Andy Hardy (performer: "In Between" (1938), "It Never Rains But What It Pours" (1938), "Meet The Beat Of My Heart" (1938))
 1938 Everybody Sing ("Down on Melody Farm" (1937)) / (performer: "Swing Mr. Mendelssohn" (1937), "Down on Melody Farm" (1937), "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (ca 1872) (uncredited), "Snooks (Why? - Because!)" (1937), "Ever Since the World Began / Shall I Sing a Melody?" (1937) (uncredited), "Finale" (uncredited), "Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6" (1842) (uncredited))
 1937 MGM Christmas Trailer (Short) (performer: "Silent Night, Holy Night")
 1937 Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (music: "Got a Pair of New Shoes" (1937) - uncredited) / (performer: "Got a Pair of New Shoes" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938 (performer: "Yours and Mine" (1937), "Everybody Sing" (1937), "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" (1913), "Your Broadway and My Broadway" (1937) - uncredited)
 1936 Every Sunday (Short) ("Americana") / (performer: "Americana", "Waltz with a Swing")
 1936 Pigskin Parade (performer: "It's Love I'm After", "The Balboa", "The Texas Tornado")
 1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (Short) (performer: "La Cucaracha" - uncredited)
 1930 Bubbles (Short) (performer: "In the Land of Let's Pretend" (1929) - uncredited)
 1929 The Big Revue (Short) (performer: "That's the Good Old Sunny South" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "The Trolley Song" [from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)] (Decca Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Garland Sisters | Frances Gayne | Alice Gumm | Frances Gumm | Gracie Gumm | Marie Gumm | Judy


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Personal Quote:

You think you can make me sing? Do you think you can? You can get me there, sure, but can you make me sing? I sing for myself. I sing when I want to, whenever I want to, just for me. I sing for my own pleasure, whenever I want. Do you understand that? See more »


Adding to her appeal within the gay community, Garland always acknowledged her gay fan base at a time when homosexuality was seldom even discussed. Late in her career and in dire need of money, she even accepted work singing in a New York City gay bar. See more »


Her iconic role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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