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
Dorothy found the end of the rainbow. Judy spent her life looking for it.
Did You Know?
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
Head of CBS
[talking about Judy to his staff, apon cancellation of the Judy Garland Show
I know she can seem difficult, she's as fragile and insecure as a child. But she is also one of the greatest talents any of us will ever get the chance to work with, please keep that in mind. She needs to feel loved. If you do nothing else, make her feel that you love her.
References Meet Me in St. Louis
The Man that Got Away
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Judy Garland See more