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An actress most famous for her role of Dorothy in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922, she is more commonly known by her StageName, ''Judy Garland''. It's commonly believed that she had a StageMom who forced her to take diet pills and [[NotAllowedToGrowUp didn't allow her to grow up]] but this is only partially true; many of her unpleasant memories of her mother [[UnreliableNarrator are fabricated or embellished]], and the drugs she took were pretty widely available without a prescription. Her producers were harsh on her, encouraging her to take amphetamines to work longer hours. They also told her she wouldn't be as beautiful as her other co-stars, and L.B. Mayer (of MGM) frequently referred to her as [[EmbarrassingNickname "the fat one" or "the Hunchback"]]. Probably because of this, she fell into drug addiction quite young. Garland was [[SerialSpouse married five times]] before her death at the age of 47 due to drug overdose.

She has ascended into pop culture as a gay icon. The use of the rainbow as a symbol for gay culture is probably due in some part to Garland's song ''Over The Rainbow'' in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.

Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI the Garland that will]] [[GoodBadTranslation Knock You All Down]]!!
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!! Judy Garland was involved in the following productions:
* ''BabesInArms''
* ''BabesOnBroadway''
* ''MeetMeInStLouis''
* ''Film/AStarIsBorn''
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''
* ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''
* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'', and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.
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!! Tropes associated with Judy Garland:

* AndYouWereThere: In ''The Wizard of Oz''
* AntiChristmasSong: ''[[MeetMeInStLouis Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas]]''. Purportedly, the song was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed to be]] even ''more'' depressing, but Garland refused to sing that version.
* BreakupBreakout: She was a vaudeville performer with her older sisters.
* TheCastShowoff: She sang in many of her films, some of which weren't even musicals.
* DawsonCasting: In ''The Wizard of Oz'' and the ''Andy Hardy'' films she appeared in.
* TheGreatDepression
* [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow Hey Let's Put On A Show]]: Together with Mickey Rooney in the [[TheGreatDepression '30s]].
* IWantSong: Her most famous (and possibly ''the'' most famous) number, ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Over the Rainbow]]''.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Famously, her large breasts were strapped down for ''The Wizard of Oz''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Vincente Minelli. The two first met on the set of ''Strike Up the Band''. They became romantically involved while filming ''Meet Me in St. Louis'', which he directed, and he [[CreatorCouple continued to direct some other films she starred in.]]
* SuppressedMammaries: Infamously, to make her look younger for her role as [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]].
* WorldWarII: She played a GlamorousWartimeSinger in ''For Me and My Gal''.
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An actress most famous for her role of Dorothy in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922, she is more commonly known by her StageName, ''Judy Garland''. It's commonly believed that she had a StageMom who forced her to take diet pills and [[NotAllowedToGrowUp didn't allow her to grow up]] but this is only partially true; many of her unpleasant memories of her mother [[UnreliableNarrator are fabricated or embellished]], and the drugs she took were pretty widely available without a prescription. Her producers were harsh on her, encouraging her to take amphetamines to work longer hours. They also told her she wouldn't be as beautiful as her other co-stars, and L.B. Mayer (of MGM) frequently referred to her as [[EmbarrassingNickname "the fat one" or "the Hunchback"]]. Probably because of this, she fell into drug addiction quite young. Garland was [[SerialSpouse married five times]] before her death at the age of 47 due to drug overdose.

She has ascended into pop culture as a gay icon. The use of the rainbow as a symbol for gay culture is probably due in some part to Garland's song ''Over The Rainbow'' in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.

Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI the Garland that will]] [[GoodBadTranslation Knock You All Down]]!!
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!! Judy Garland was involved in the following productions:
* ''BabesInArms''
* ''BabesOnBroadway''
* ''MeetMeInStLouis''
* ''Film/AStarIsBorn''
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''
* ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree''
* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'', and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.
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!! Tropes associated with Judy Garland:

* AndYouWereThere: In ''The Wizard of Oz''
* AntiChristmasSong: ''[[MeetMeInStLouis Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas]]''. Purportedly, the song was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed to be]] even ''more'' depressing, but Garland refused to sing that version.
* BreakupBreakout: She was a vaudeville performer with her older sisters.
* TheCastShowoff: She sang in many of her films, some of which weren't even musicals.
* DawsonCasting: In ''The Wizard of Oz'' and the ''Andy Hardy'' films she appeared in.
* TheGreatDepression
* [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow Hey Let's Put On A Show]]: Together with Mickey Rooney in the [[TheGreatDepression '30s]].
* IWantSong: Her most famous (and possibly ''the'' most famous) number, ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Over the Rainbow]]''.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Famously, her large breasts were strapped down for ''The Wizard of Oz''.
* RomanceOnTheSet: With Vincente Minelli. The two first met on the set of ''Strike Up the Band''. They became romantically involved while filming ''Meet Me in St. Louis'', which he directed, and he [[CreatorCouple continued to direct some other films she starred in.]]
* SuppressedMammaries: Infamously, to make her look younger for her role as [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]].
* WorldWarII: She played a GlamorousWartimeSinger in ''For Me and My Gal''.
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3rd Jan '14 11:25:04 AM Silverblade2
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* BreakTheCutie: Consistently [[DawsonCasting cast for roles much younger than she actually was]], told she looked too old or too fat, that her co-stars were prettier than her and she could never hope to match their talent...
** Her later life was allegedly marred not only by substance abuse and failed marriages, but financial difficulties. Thanks in part to corrupt managers, she owed the IRS thousands of dollars, lived in terrible living conditions, was forced to play dingy clubs to pay the rent, and she barely raked in enough to survive.



* DeadGuyJunior: Named after her father Francis.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]SelfDeprecation: She in was reputed to have an infamously pithy, lightly sarcastic (and sometimes self-deprecating) sense of humor, and had a mischievous streak in happier times, often seen in talk shows in her later years and during concert performances. When she was ordered by Princess Margaret to perform a concert for her, which rubbed her the wrong way, she told the princess off, quipping "I'll sing if she christens a ship first".
** She once joked that she would title her autobiography "[[TakeThatMe Ho-Hum]]".
* DisappearedDad: Her father died of spinal meningitis when she was 13, shortly after she had signed with MGM.



* IdenticalGrandson: Looking at pictures of Liza Minelli and Judy together, it's astounding how much they look alike.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Her marriages with Vincente Minnelli and Mark Herron probably ended because of this (through Minelli was maybe bi).



* PlatonicLifePartners: With Mickey Rooney, with whom she starred in many of her early roles. In his own words: "Judy and I were so close we could've come from the same womb. We weren't like brothers or sisters but there was no love affair there; there was more than a love affair. It's very, very difficult to explain the depths of our love for each other. It was so special. It was a forever love. Judy, as we speak, has not passed away. She's always with me [[TearJerker in every heartbeat]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of my body.]]"



* SerialSpouse: married five times.
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* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'',and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.

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* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'',and Dubutante'', and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.



* AndYouWereThere

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* AndYouWereThereAndYouWereThere: In ''The Wizard of Oz''



* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has a rather large gay following. On top of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay. Her daughter Liza, as well.
** Some even believe her death to be one of the events to spark the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots Stonewall Riots.]]
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]SelfDeprecation[=/=]StoicWoobie: She in RealLife was reputed to have an infamously pithy, lightly sarcastic (and sometimes self-deprecating) sense of humor, and had a mischievous streak in happier times, often seen in talk shows in her later years and during concert performances. When she was ordered by Princess Margaret to perform a concert for her, which rubbed her the wrong way, she told the princess off, quipping "I'll sing if she christens a ship first".

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* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has BreakupBreakout: She was a rather large gay following. On top vaudeville performer with her older sisters.
* TheCastShowoff: She sang in many
of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay. Her daughter Liza, as well.
** Some
her films, some of which weren't even believe musicals.
* DawsonCasting: In ''The Wizard of Oz'' and the ''Andy Hardy'' films she appeared in.
* DeadGuyJunior: Named after
her death to be one of the events to spark the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots Stonewall Riots.]]
father Francis.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]SelfDeprecation[=/=]StoicWoobie: DeadpanSnarker[=/=]SelfDeprecation: She in RealLife was reputed to have an infamously pithy, lightly sarcastic (and sometimes self-deprecating) sense of humor, and had a mischievous streak in happier times, often seen in talk shows in her later years and during concert performances. When she was ordered by Princess Margaret to perform a concert for her, which rubbed her the wrong way, she told the princess off, quipping "I'll sing if she christens a ship first".



* HotChickInABadassSuit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-rBZREQMw&feature=related Her rendition of "Get Happy"]] from ''Summer Stock''.



* IncompatibleOrientation: Her marriages with Vincente Minnelli and Mark Herron probably ended beacause of this (through Minelli was maybe bi).

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* IncompatibleOrientation: Her marriages with Vincente Minnelli and Mark Herron probably ended beacause because of this (through Minelli was maybe bi).



* RomanceOnTheSet: With Vincente Minelli. The two first met on the set of ''Strike Up the Band''. They became romantically involved while filming ''Meet Me in St. Louis'', which he directed, and he [[CreatorCouple continued to direct some other films she starred in.]]



* WorldWarII

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* WorldWarIIWorldWarII: She played a GlamorousWartimeSinger in ''For Me and My Gal''.
26th Oct '13 7:43:26 PM JIKTV
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* HollywoodHomely: The majority of her early roles were this.
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* HollywoodHomely: The majority of her early roles were this.
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* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has a rather large gay following. On top of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay.[[hottip:*: Her daughter Liza, as well.]]

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* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has a rather large gay following. On top of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay.[[hottip:*: Her daughter Liza, as well.]]
5th Aug '13 9:24:17 PM allboyband
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An actress most famous for her role of Dorothy in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922, she is more commonly known by her StageName, ''Judy Garland''. It's commonly believed that she had a StageMom who forced her to take diet pills and [[NotAllowedToGrowUp didn't allow her to grow up]] but this is only partially true; many of her unpleasant memories of her mother [[UnreliableNarrator are fabricated or embellished]], and the drugs she took were pretty widely available without a prescription. Her producers were harsh on her, encouraging her to take amphetamines to work longer hours. They also told her she wouldn't be as beautiful as her other co-stars, and L.B. Mayer (of MGM) frequently referred to her as [[EmbarrassingNickname "the fat one" or "the Hunchback"]]. Probably because of this, she fell into drug addiction quite young. Garland was married five times before her death at the age of 47 due to drug overdose.

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An actress most famous for her role of Dorothy in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922, she is more commonly known by her StageName, ''Judy Garland''. It's commonly believed that she had a StageMom who forced her to take diet pills and [[NotAllowedToGrowUp didn't allow her to grow up]] but this is only partially true; many of her unpleasant memories of her mother [[UnreliableNarrator are fabricated or embellished]], and the drugs she took were pretty widely available without a prescription. Her producers were harsh on her, encouraging her to take amphetamines to work longer hours. They also told her she wouldn't be as beautiful as her other co-stars, and L.B. Mayer (of MGM) frequently referred to her as [[EmbarrassingNickname "the fat one" or "the Hunchback"]]. Probably because of this, she fell into drug addiction quite young. Garland was [[SerialSpouse married five times times]] before her death at the age of 47 due to drug overdose.
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* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has a rather large gay following. On top of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay.
** Some even believe

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* CampGay: Not Judy herself, but she has a rather large gay following. On top of that, a passion for JudyGarland is often used as a [[HollywoodStyle Hollywood and television shorthand]] to indicate that a character is flamboyantly gay.
gay.[[hottip:*: Her daughter Liza, as well.]]
** Some even believe her death to be one of the events to spark the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots Stonewall Riots.]]
5th Aug '13 9:14:30 PM allboyband
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* AntiChristmasSong: ''[[MeetMeInStLouis Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas]]''. Purportedly, the song was supposed to be even ''more'' depressing, but Garland refused to sing that version.
* BreakTheCutie: Consistently cast for roles much younger than she actually was, told she looked too old or too fat, that her co-stars were prettier than her and she could never hope to match their talent...

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* AntiChristmasSong: ''[[MeetMeInStLouis Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas]]''. Purportedly, the song was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen supposed to be be]] even ''more'' depressing, but Garland refused to sing that version.
* BreakTheCutie: Consistently [[DawsonCasting cast for roles much younger than she actually was, was]], told she looked too old or too fat, that her co-stars were prettier than her and she could never hope to match their talent...



* DeadpanSnarker / SelfDeprecation / StoicWoobie: She in RealLife was reputed to have an infamously pithy, lightly sarcastic (and sometimes self-deprecating) sense of humor, and had a mischievous streak in happier times, often seen in talk shows in her later years and during concert performances. When she was ordered by Princess Margaret to perform a concert for her, which rubbed her the wrong way, she told the princess off, quipping "I'll sing if she christens a ship first".

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** Some even believe
* DeadpanSnarker / SelfDeprecation / StoicWoobie: DeadpanSnarker[=/=]SelfDeprecation[=/=]StoicWoobie: She in RealLife was reputed to have an infamously pithy, lightly sarcastic (and sometimes self-deprecating) sense of humor, and had a mischievous streak in happier times, often seen in talk shows in her later years and during concert performances. When she was ordered by Princess Margaret to perform a concert for her, which rubbed her the wrong way, she told the princess off, quipping "I'll sing if she christens a ship first".



* HotChickInABadassSuit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-rBZREQMw&feature=related Her rendition of "Get Happy"]]

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* HotChickInABadassSuit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-rBZREQMw&feature=related Her rendition of "Get Happy"]]Happy"]] from ''Summer Stock''.
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* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'',and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.
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