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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 

The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 18 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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 Vincente Minnelli 2 episodes, 2001
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 Kay Thompson 2 episodes, 2001
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 Arthur Freed 2 episodes, 2001
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 Frank Gumm 2 episodes, 2001
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 Artie Shaw 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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 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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Bruce McFee ...
 Wil Gilmore 2 episodes, 2001
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 Lucille Bremer 2 episodes, 2001
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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 ...
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 Oscar Camerman 2 episodes, 2001
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 Oscar Soundman 2 episodes, 2001
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 Doctor #1 2 episodes, 2001
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 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
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 William Morris Agent 2 episodes, 2001
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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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Trivia

Garland's second Oscar nomination, for supporting actress in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) is not even mentioned. See more »

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Judy watches color TV broadcast of A Star is Born on a vintage black and white television set. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: It's hard to be a legend's child. She's everywhere I turn like a shadow. It's remarkable, really, how much of our life begins before we're even born. I wonder sometimes what might have happened to us all if mama had just stayed Baby Frances Gumm... but she wasn't allowed to. She became Judy Garland. She became a legend.
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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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