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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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Final film appearance of longtime Canadian actor Al Waxman who played Louis B. Mayer; he died before the film was first broadcast. See more »


Fake issue of Variety with news stories on back cover. Real issues of that publication always have ads on back cover. See more »


Narrator: When Mama signed with MGM, she became the chief breadwinner for her family. It was a role she would play for the rest of her life. Baby Frances Gumm was offically gone. Being Judy Garland became a job. One that would consume her life, and eventually control mine.
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References Magnificent Obsession (1954) See more »


Good Morning
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
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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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