Creator / Judy Garland
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

An actress most famous for her role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Born Frances Ethel Gumm in 1922, she is more commonly known by her Stage Name, Judy Garland. It's commonly believed that she had a Stage Mom who forced her to take diet pills and didn't allow her to grow up but this is only partially true; many of her unpleasant memories of her mother 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 Louis B. Mayer (the second M of MGM) frequently referred to her as "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. From her marriage to film-maker Vincente Minnelli (with whom she made three films), she had a daughter, Liza Minnelli.

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 The Wizard of Oz.

Not to be confused with the Garland that will Knock You All Down!!

Judy Garland was involved in the following productions:

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