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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 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 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 ...  Commissary Waitress 2 episodes, 2001
Alan Rosenthal Alan Rosenthal ...  Judy's Personal Doctor 2 episodes, 2001
Gary Brennan Gary Brennan ...  Photographer 2 episodes, 2001
Ron Kennell 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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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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Canada | Germany | USA

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2001 (USA) See more »

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Me & My Shadows See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Judy Garland: I'm only *really* at home in the light of the spotlight.
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Connections

References The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Happy
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by Judy Garland
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Magic Illusion
3 June 2007 | by annieetalainSee 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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