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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows 

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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.
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Complete series cast summary:
Judy Davis ...  Judy Garland 2 episodes, 2001
Victor Garber ...  Sid Luft 2 episodes, 2001
Hugh Laurie ...  Vincente Minnelli 2 episodes, 2001
John Benjamin Hickey ...  Roger Edens 2 episodes, 2001
Sonja Smits ...  Kay Thompson 2 episodes, 2001
Jayne Eastwood ...  Lottie 2 episodes, 2001
Daniel Kash ...  Arthur Freed 2 episodes, 2001
Alison Pill ...  Young Lorna Luft 2 episodes, 2001
Aidan Devine ...  Frank Gumm 2 episodes, 2001
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ...  Artie Shaw 2 episodes, 2001
Tammy Blanchard ...  Young Judy Garland 2 episodes, 2001
Al Waxman ...  Louis B. Mayer 2 episodes, 2001
Marsha Mason ...  Ethel Gumm 2 episodes, 2001
Cynthia Gibb ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2001
Dwayne Adams Dwayne Adams ...  Mickey Rooney 2 episodes, 2001
Rosemary Dunsmore ...  Ida Koverman 2 episodes, 2001
Carley Alves Carley Alves ...  Judy (2 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Cara Pifko ...  Jimmy Gumm, Adult 2 episodes, 2001
Zoe Heath Zoe Heath ...  Suzy Gumm, Adult 2 episodes, 2001
Josephine De Cosma Josephine De Cosma ...  Jimmy Gumm, Age 7 2 episodes, 2001
Samantha Gerber Samantha Gerber ...  Suzy Gumm, Age 9 2 episodes, 2001
Lindy Booth ...  Lana Turner 2 episodes, 2001
Rory Feore 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 Elyssa Livergant ...  Wardrobe Assistant 2 episodes, 2001
Brendan Wall Brendan Wall ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 2001
Alex Poch-Goldin ...  Psychiatrist 2 episodes, 2001
Michael Rhoades ...  Busby Berkeley 2 episodes, 2001
Gerry Salsberg Gerry Salsberg ...  Charles Bickford 2 episodes, 2001
Salvatore Antonio ...  Clinician 2 episodes, 2001
Rodger Barton Rodger Barton ...  Studio Doctor 2 episodes, 2001
Tannis Burnett Tannis Burnett ...  Commissary Waitress 2 episodes, 2001
Alan Rosenthal Alan Rosenthal ...  Judy's Personal Doctor 2 episodes, 2001
Gary Brennan ...  Photographer 2 episodes, 2001
Ron Kennell ...  Reporter at Minnelli House 2 episodes, 2001
Phillip MacKenzie ...  Victor Fleming 2 episodes, 2001
Bruce McFee Bruce McFee ...  Wil Gilmore 2 episodes, 2001
Thea Gill ...  Lucille Bremer 2 episodes, 2001
Noah Henne Noah Henne ...  The Scarecrow 2 episodes, 2001
James Kall ...  The Tin Man 2 episodes, 2001
Michael B. King Michael B. King ...  The Lion 2 episodes, 2001
Amber Metcalfe Amber Metcalfe ...  Lorna (6 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Mackenzie Weiner Mackenzie Weiner ...  Lorna, Age 3 2 episodes, 2001
Harrison Kane Harrison Kane ...  Joe (7-10 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Alex House ...  Joe (11-15 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Brittany Payer Brittany Payer ...  Liza (1 & 2 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Arielle Di Iulio Arielle Di Iulio ...  Liza (6-8 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Sarah Moussadji Sarah Moussadji ...  Liza (12-15 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Marie Ward ...  Liza (23 yrs) 2 episodes, 2001
Rob Smith Rob Smith ...  David Begelman 2 episodes, 2001
Christopher Marren Christopher Marren ...  Freddie Fields 2 episodes, 2001
Martin Randez ...  Mark Herron 2 episodes, 2001
Richard Waugh ...  Executive #1 2 episodes, 2001
Steve Cumyn ...  Executive #2 2 episodes, 2001
Hume Baugh Hume Baugh ...  Mickey Deans 2 episodes, 2001
Richard M. Davidson Richard M. Davidson ...  Jack Warner 2 episodes, 2001
Angelo Tucci Angelo Tucci ...  Drunk 2 episodes, 2001
Stefan Brogren ...  Oscar Camerman 2 episodes, 2001
Philip Williams ...  Oscar Soundman 2 episodes, 2001
Ken Kramer ...  Judge 2 episodes, 2001
Adrian Hough ...  Doctor #1 2 episodes, 2001
Jim Codrington ...  Doctor #2 2 episodes, 2001
Thomas Seniuk Thomas Seniuk ...  Pool Boy 2 episodes, 2001
Derek Keurvorst Derek Keurvorst ...  George Cukor 2 episodes, 2001
Aron Tager ...  George Jessel 2 episodes, 2001
Alan Murley Alan Murley ...  St. Mortz Hotel Manager 2 episodes, 2001
Tom Melissis Tom Melissis ...  William Morris Agent 2 episodes, 2001
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Storyline

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

One musical number, "You're Nobody (Until You've Played the Palace)," performed by Judy Davis (singing dubbed by Garland), was deleted to harness the miniseries' running time. The footage can be viewed as a bonus feature on the DVD release. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Judy Garland: He adores me and I need to be adored.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the film has a number at the Palace theatre removed from the body of the film, but is retained as an extra feature on the disc. See more »

Connections

References Babes in Arms (1939) See more »

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Performed by MGM Studio Orchestra
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Remarkable Achievement
11 April 2001 | by TwillheadSee all my reviews

No one can capture the true Garland essence, but Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis come as close as humanly possible, and I'll settle for that. While I'm still conflicted over daughter Lorna's motives for writing the book upon which this film is based (and would Judy have approved??), and knowing there are gaps in the story, I was nonetheless astonished at the total virtuosity of this film. Wisdom prevailed when electing Blanchard and Davis to lip-sync to Judy herself, although this undoubtedly created more of a challenge for the actors portraying her. Both rose to the occasion. Ms. Blanchard's performance is little short of incredible--she captures the young Judy with a brilliance that is exceeded only by the subject herself (the "Oz" sequence is almost spooky). Judy Davis performing "The Trolley Song" is a bit jarring (perhaps Ms. Blanchard exited the film a bit too soon), but as the film moves ahead, the perfection of her casting is obvious. She vocally and physically mimics the great Garland in another "tour-de-force" performance. The supporting cast also shines, in particular John Benjamin Hickey as Roger Edens, Judy's vocal coach, mentor, and dear friend. Mr. Hickey's quiet strength matches that of Mr. Edens, a lovely, warm glow in the background. Even Legends have their anchors--Roger was Judy's for many years, and Mr. Hickey's silent presence in this regard is perfect. Garland fan or not, this is captivating show(man-and-woman)ship of the first order. I repeat . . . "virtuosity". In keeping with the great and wonderful Judy Garland.


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Release Date:

25 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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