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Rainbow (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  6 November 1978 (USA)
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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her... See full summary »

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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Rainbow: The Judy Garland Story - The Early Years  »

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It was reported in newspapers that Peggy Ann Garner was given the role of the studio teacher in this film but she is not to be seen. There is no scene in the finished film that involved a studio teacher. See more »

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Andrea McArdle sings the classics!
15 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The thing I enjoy most about this movie is Andrea McArdle's singing, which is probably why she got the part as Judy Garland. On the whole, the movie was very informative about how Judy Garland got her start in show business, but even her beginning was sad.


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