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

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Luft
Roger Edens
Sonja Smits ...
Kay Thompson
Daniel Kash ...
Arthur Freed
Frank Gumm
Stewart Bick ...
Artie Shaw
Al Waxman ...
Ethel Gumm
Narrator (voice)
Dwayne Adams ...


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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Me & My Shadows  »

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Did You Know?


Tammy Blanchard was 23 years old when playing Judy Garland as a teenager. See more »


Judy sings the wrong "Eli Eli" to Louis Mayer. We hear her sing an Israeli song that begins "Eli Eli" but had not yet been written at the time. (It's more properly known as "Walking to Caesaria.") An entirely different "Eli Eli," one of the most popular Jewish songs in the early days of the phonograph, is what we should have heard. See more »


Young Lorna Luft: [in hospital after her collapse] I have to see Mama
Michael Sidney 'Sid' Luft: [forcefully] No
Young Lorna Luft: I have to make sure she's ok!
Michael Sidney 'Sid' Luft: And who's going to be there to make sure *you're* ok?
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References The Country Girl (1954) See more »


We're Off to See the Wizard
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr
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She overcame the Wicked Witch only to be destroyed by demons
11 January 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Lorna Luft wrote and produced this epic tale of her mother Judy Garland's often-tragic life in the spotlight.

Frances Gumm starts her life out becoming an actress and singer. She changes her name to Judy Garland and signs a contract with MGM studios who promise her a big break.

That break comes in the form of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard Of Oz. But fame comes at a price. Addictions to drugs and alcohol plus failed marriages and piles of debt leave Judy sprialling out of control.

It's the touching true story of Judy Garland. From her humble beginnings to her dramatic end, this is quite simply, brilliant.

Tammy Blanchard, who plays the younger Judy Garland is so much like her, it's not even funny - and her acting is fantastic, also. 9/1O

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