Judy Garland

Judy Garland

Highest Rated: 100% I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Lowest Rated: 20% Words and Music (1948)

Birthday: Jun 10, 1922

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA

Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, MN. She was born into a family of vaudevillians and joined her older sisters in performing at their parents' Minnesota theater at a young age. The Gumm family relocated to Lancaster, CA in 1926, and Garland began studying dance properly two years later. Following a few years of performing in stage productions and film shorts with her siblings, a 13-year-old Garland was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1935. Some of her earliest features included "Thoroughbreds Don't Cry" (1937) and "Love Finds Andy Hardy" (1938), both of which costarred Mickey Rooney. All the while, Garland began what would become long-term abuse of amphetamines and barbiturates, as provoked by the studio system. Within two years of her breaking out as a solo act, Garland landed what would be the most iconic role of her career: Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (1938). The 1940s saw Garland take on more adult-oriented roles, beginning with "Little Nellie Kelly" (1940), and experience her first marriage-to composer David Rose in 1941, as well as their divorce three years later. She would go on to star in the smash hit "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) and experiment with non-musical drama in the critically revered "The Clock" (1945). Shortly afterward, she married Vincent Minelli, with whom she'd bear daughter Liza Minelli. In the late 1940s, Garland suffered her first suicide attempt and was hospitalized briefly. The stint preceded her first commercial failure in a decade, "The Pirate" (1947), though Garland earned far more successful returns with the following year's "Easter Parade" (1948). Nevertheless, Garland's acting slowed in the 1950s, during which time she appeared only in "Summer Stock" (1950) and the now iconic "A Star Is Born" (1954). Also during this period, Garland married Sidney Luft and gave birth to Lorna Luft. In the 1960s, Garland starred in dramas including "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961) and John Cassavetes' "A Child Is Waiting" (1963), and, her final picture, the musical "I Could Go on Singing" (1963). She then headlined her own variety musical program "The Judy Garland Show" (CBS 1963-64). On June 22, 1969, Garland died at age 47 following a barbiturate overdose.

Highest rated movies

I Could Go on Singing
Summer Stock
Till the Clouds Roll By
The Harvey Girls
The Clock
Meet Me in St. Louis
Girl Crazy
For Me and My Gal




No Score Yet No Score Yet Judy Garland - Judy Duets Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great American Songbook Unknown (Character) - 2003
93% 74% A Child Is Waiting Jean Hansen (Character) - 1963
100% 75% I Could Go on Singing Jenny Bowman (Character) - 1963
80% 78% Gay Purr-ee Mewsette (Voice) - 1962
92% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Mrs. Irene Hoffman Wallner (Character) - 1961
98% 81% A Star Is Born Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester (Character) - 1954
100% 83% Summer Stock Jane Falbury (Character) - 1950
62% 80% In the Good Old Summertime Veronica Fisher (Character) - 1949
20% 61% Words and Music Self - 1948
78% 75% The Pirate Manuela (Character) - 1948
91% 86% Easter Parade Hannah Brown (Character) - 1948
67% 59% Ziegfeld Follies Specialty (Character) - 1946
100% 48% Till the Clouds Roll By Marilyn Miller (Character) - 1946
100% 82% The Harvey Girls Susan Bradley (Character) - 1946
100% 83% The Clock Alice Maybery (Character) - 1945
100% 87% Meet Me in St. Louis Esther Smith (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 77% Presenting Lily Mars Lily Mars (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 56% Thousands Cheer Self - 1943
100% 74% Girl Crazy Ginger Gray (Character) - 1943
100% 83% For Me and My Gal Jo Hayden (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Must Have Music Self - 1942
No Score Yet 55% Life Begins for Andy Hardy Miss Betsy Booth (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 68% Babes on Broadway Penny Morris (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 78% Ziegfeld Girl Susan 'Sue' Gallagher (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 57% Little Nellie Kelly Nellie Kelly (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 90% Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Betsy Booth (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 78% Strike Up the Band Mary Holden (Character) - 1940
90% 69% Babes in Arms Patsy Barton (Character) - 1939
98% 89% The Wizard of Oz Dorothy Gale (Character) $5.5M 1939
No Score Yet 64% Listen, Darling 'Pinkie' Wingate (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Everybody Sing Judy Bellaire (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 74% Love Finds Andy Hardy Betsy Booth (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 44% Thoroughbreds Don't Cry Cricket West (Character) - 1937
100% 59% Broadway Melody of 1938 Betty Clayton (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 41% Pigskin Parade Sairy Dodd (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Sunday Unknown (Character) - 1936


No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judy Garland Show Unknown (Character) 1963-1964