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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 

TV-PG | | Biography, Drama, Music | TV Series (2001– )
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.
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 Judy Garland (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Sid Luft (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Vincente Minnelli (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Roger Edens (2 episodes, 2001)
Sonja Smits ...
 Kay Thompson (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lottie (2 episodes, 2001)
Daniel Kash ...
 Arthur Freed (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Lorna Luft (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Frank Gumm (2 episodes, 2001)
Stewart Bick ...
 Artie Shaw (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Judy Garland (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Louis B. Mayer (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ethel Gumm (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Narrator (2 episodes, 2001)
Dwayne Adams ...
 Mickey Rooney (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ida Koverman (2 episodes, 2001)
Carley Alves ...
 Judy (2 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Jimmy Gumm, Adult (2 episodes, 2001)
Zoe Heath ...
 Suzy Gumm, Adult (2 episodes, 2001)
Josephine De Cosma ...
 Jimmy Gumm, Age 7 (2 episodes, 2001)
Samantha Gerber ...
 Suzy Gumm, Age 9 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lana Turner (2 episodes, 2001)
Rory Feore ...
 Radio Host (2 episodes, 2001)
Nancy McAlear ...
 Wardrobe Woman #1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...
 Wardrobe Woman #2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Elyssa Livergant ...
 Wardrobe Assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Brendan Wall ...
 Assistant Director (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Psychiatrist (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael Rhoades ...
 Busby Berkeley (2 episodes, 2001)
Gerry Salsberg ...
 Charles Bickford (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Clinician (2 episodes, 2001)
Rodger Barton ...
 Studio Doctor (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Commissary Waitress (2 episodes, 2001)
Alan Rosenthal ...
 Judy's Personal Doctor (2 episodes, 2001)
Gary Brennan ...
 Photographer (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Reporter at Minnelli House (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Victor Fleming (2 episodes, 2001)
Bruce McFee ...
 Wil Gilmore (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lucille Bremer (2 episodes, 2001)
Noah Henne ...
 The Scarecrow (2 episodes, 2001)
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 The Tin Man (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael B. King ...
 The Lion (2 episodes, 2001)
Amber Metcalfe ...
 Lorna (6 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
Mackenzie Weiner ...
 Lorna, Age 3 (2 episodes, 2001)
Harrison Kane ...
 Joe (7-10 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Joe (11-15 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
Brittany Payer ...
 Liza (1 & 2 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
Arielle Di Iulio ...
 Liza (6-8 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
Sarah Moussadji ...
 Liza (12-15 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Liza (23 yrs) (2 episodes, 2001)
Robert Smith ...
 David Begelman (2 episodes, 2001)
Christopher Marren ...
 Freddie Fields (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mark Herron (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Executive #1 (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Executive #2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Hume Baugh ...
 Mickey Deans (2 episodes, 2001)
Richard M. Davidson ...
 Jack Warner (2 episodes, 2001)
Angelo Tucci ...
 Drunk (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Oscar Camerman (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip Williams ...
 Oscar Soundman (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Judge (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Doctor #1 (2 episodes, 2001)
Jim Codrington ...
 Doctor #2 (2 episodes, 2001)
Thomas Seniuk ...
 Pool Boy (2 episodes, 2001)
Derek Keurvorst ...
 George Cukor (2 episodes, 2001)
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 George Jessel (2 episodes, 2001)
Alan Murley ...
 St. Mortz Hotel Manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Tom Melissis ...
 William Morris Agent (2 episodes, 2001)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lorna Luft, age 6: No matter what happens... everybody loves you, Mama.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Judy Garland
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Judy IS Judy!
25 February 2001 | by (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

What starts out as a slightly better-than-average Hollywood biopic becomes sheer dynamite when Judy Davis takes over the role of the talented, tormented "Rainbow Girl" herself, Judy Garland. She perfectly conveys all the professional and personal highs and lows of a unique show biz legend. Garland herself was always something of a dichotomy. Professionally, at her best ("Oz," the Palace, Carnegie), no one could touch her; as a human being, no one in their right mind would want to BE her. Davis conveys this every step on the way. Even when her vocals are dubbed by the original Garland recordings, you're watching a true pro at work.

Not that she's the only reason for seeing this film by any means. Victor Garber brings his usual understated but powerful presence to the role of Sid Luft, Hugh Laurie is a solid Vincente Minelli, and the late Al Waxman, who died just before the film was aired, makes a good L.B. Mayer.

It would seem that Judy Garland would be just too big of a subject to bring to the screen. But the producers, and a lady named Davis, have done so, brilliantly.


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