Judy Garland

Miss Judy Garland - born on June 10th, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Singer, actress, entertainer.

 She is what I think of as the epitome of glamorous. I cannot get over those sharp coffee colored eyes, perfectly arched and penciled in eyebrows, ruby red lips, curly red hair, and her beautiful fair skin that makes her seem as if she's a porcelain doll. Meet Judy Garland - one of my all time, 20th century faves.

(none of the photos in this post belong to me)

Celebrities back then like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivienne Leigh, Shirley Temple, and yes, Judy Garland looked so clean-cut. Their hair always clean looking and styled beautifully, makeup applied to perfection, and fresh appearing clothing. Heck, they all looked like they smelled good (Just sayin').

Is there anybody who hasn't ever seen The Wizard of Oz? I love that movie. A lot. If you haven't seen that movie, you must see it; but let me warn you...you will be singing munchkin songs all day long.

And did you know that her original name was Frances Ethel Gumm? She also was affectionately known as "Baby" before she got her big break. As a young child though, her name was changed to Judy Garland.

 When she signed with MGM, the media thought that she was far too short and chubby for the cameras, so what did they do? They put her on a strict diet and even went as far as to put young Judy on medicine to even her out. However, she would sneak candy bars when nobody was looking (you go, girl!).

I was also shocked when I found out that the media referred to her as the ugly duckling while on a show with Mickey Rooney. I would never in a million years think of her as "ugly".

Once while Judy was eating an ice cream cone, her producer came up to her with a lady that was going to be his assistant. He introduced his assistant to her and Judy responded by holding out her ice cream cone and saying to the assistant, "Would you like a taste?"
I would have thought that she had a beautiful life, but no. Just in her early twenties she was addicted to drugs, an alcoholic, financially unstable, slashed her own throat, and attempted suicide.

Less than two weeks after her 47th birthday, on June 22nd, 1969, she took some pills to help her sleep. And that it did - but she didn't wake up.
I do hope that when I pass on, I see Judy in heaven.


  1. I love Judy Garland so much! I've always hated that she had such a tragic life in the end.
    --Love MCat

  2. She was/is such a beautiful woman! I love her acting! That's so sad what she did to herself. And it's also so sad how she died! :(

  3. I loved this post! I didn't know anything about her, and it was SO interesting to read!


  4. Very neat post! She is so beautiful.

  5. Yes, Judy Garland was a beautiful woman as were many others of that era. They had such a feminine look that I just find so appealing. Makes me wonder what happened over the years. :o)

    Have a joy filled week dear!

  6. Hi Anna Gray! I found you through Horsefeathers, and I love your blog!
    Just by looking at Judy, you wouldn't have thought she had such a troubled life. She is one of my favorites as well.:D
    Emily Rose

  7. Such a classic. A beautiful voice too.

    Sweet post!

  8. Ooh, what a beautiful feature/tribute to Judy. She is so gorgeous! :)

  9. I love the movies with her and Mickey Rooney. Babes on Broadway, Babes in Arms, Girl Crazy, and Strike up the Band. :)

  10. You have no idea what you are talking about.

    oh, I see why, now! You are still a very young, very, very immature little girl.

    You should come back to blogging when you grow up a little and have a taste of real life and real people.

  11. That's so sad!! I feel sorry for Judy. Alot of stars back then had such hard lives (like poor Elizabeth Taylor, and Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz), and I'm glad I'm blessed with a good one.
    Judy was absolutely beautiful, and I adore her in the Wizard of Oz. *sigh* I wish I could've lived back then, sometimes.
    -Jocee <3
    P.S. Oh! I knew alot of stars changed their names. I think I'm going to have my name "changed" when I become "famous". No, seriously, I think I will. Well, technically it'll be my stage name, but everyone will know my real name. By the way, I can't wait to see you on the red carpet with me ;)


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