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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Did You Know?


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


When Roger Edens and Vincente Minnelli are talking to Judy about being suspended, you can clearly her her daughter, Liza practicing her lines off camera saying "Mama watch me, watch this" See more »


Roger Edens: When you sing, I want you to just be yourself
Young Judy Garland: [whispers] But nobody likes who I am Mr Edens
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Love, Daisies and Troubadours (2001) See more »


Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
Written by James F. Hanley
Performed by Judy Garland
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Magic Illusion
3 June 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

As TV biopics go, this is the best I've ever seen. Most of the credit, if not all, must go to the extraordinary Judy Davis. She claims she wasn't all that familiar with Judy Garland, well she could've fool me and she did. I was allowed in without making me feel like a voyeur. There is a sense of fairness about the tragic - yes, tragic - tale of the biggest entertainment performer the world has ever known. What makes Judy Garland so compelling is her unmistakable humanity and her moments of self awareness that come to attack her rather than reassure her. An artist treated like a commodity from day one and that shouldn't come as a big surprise but it does because we see it reflected in Judy's eyes (Garland or Davis, it doesn't matter) I believed it, and what's most remarkable of all, I understood it.

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