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]]!!
!! Judy Garland was involved in the following productions:
* 3 ''Film/AndyHardy'' films: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', ''Andy Hardy Meets Dubutante'', and ''Life Begins For Andy Hardy''.
!! 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow Hey Let's Put On A Show]]: Together with Mickey Rooney in the [[TheGreatDepression '30s]].
* 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).
* 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''.
* 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.]]"
* 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.]]
* SerialSpouse: married five times.
* 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''.