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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  25 February 2001 (USA)
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

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The movie starts off at the beginning of Judy Garland's life singing when she was two years old. It jumps to when she was 12 and was signed by MGM and later when her father dies. The movie tells about her early struggles with MGM and with the addiction to barbiturates. It then jumps to the marriage to Vincette Minelli and the struggles with that, and leads into the rest of the movie and her marriages to Sid Luft, Mark Herron, and Mickey Deans and ends when she dies in 1969 Written by CR

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Dorothy found the end of the rainbow. Judy spent her life looking for it.

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The film began as a project for Annette Bening to star in. See more »

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The ages of Judy Garland's daughters Liza and Lorna at time of 1954 A Star is Born release would have been roughly 8 and 2 years old respectively. In this film Liza is played by actress who is at least teenage while Lorna is played by a grade-school age actress. See more »

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Young Judy Garland: Do you think I'm pretty, Mr Edens?
Roger Edens: Pretty doesn't come from the outside, Sugar. It comes from right here...
[points at Judy's chest]
Roger Edens: ...and what you've got in there is beautiful. You're Frances Gumm.
Young Judy Garland: I'm not Frances Gumm, I'm Judy Garland!
Roger Edens: Well, when you sing, I wanna hear Frances Gumm, that's who Judy Garland really is... and Frances Gumm has one of the best voices I've ever heard.
Young Judy Garland: I get so scared sometimes, Mr Edens. I don't know where that voice comes from.
Roger Edens: It's a gift.
Young Judy Garland: But...
[whispers]
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References Girl Crazy (1943) See more »

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The Man that Got Away
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland
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A Brilliant Performance
22 August 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I never thought I would be watching a 170 minute biog on Judy Garland. I doubt that I would have watched a TV biog on Judy Garland at 90 minutes! I figure there was only one Garland and any TV biog attempt would result in a cheap imitation for pure sensationalism. Glad to report that I was wrong. It's all thanks to Judy Davis' mesmerizing performance as the legendary Garland. Once on the screen, Davis left no doubt that she WAS Judy Garland and her performance never looked back from there. Miss Davis seemed to get inside Garland's skin and capture not only mannerisms an physical movements, but the spirit of this troubled legend. A brilliant performance, well supported by a fine cast, good writing (based on the book by daughter Lorna Luft) and excellent production values. Impressive also was Tammy Blanchard as the young Judy Garland. Well worth the time!


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