Judy Garland (Jun 10, 1922 - Jun 22, 1969)

Jun 01, 1939 - Hollywood, California, USA - JUDY GARLAND (born Frances Ethel Gumm) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work in films, as well as Grammy Awards and a Tony Award. After appearing in vaudeville with her sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney, and the film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz (1939). Despite her professional triumphs, Garland battled personal problems and financial problems throughout her life.Her first four of five marriages ended in divorce, and she attempted suicide on a number of occasions. Garland died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of forty-seven. (Credit Image: © ZUMA Movie Stills Library/ZUMA Press) RESTRICTIONS: This image is NOT available for commercial or promotional use and is being made available for editorial reference usage only.