Garland, Judy

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Judy Garland
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Name
Garland, Judy Gender: F
Gumm, Frances
born on 10 June 1922 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Grand Rapids MN, USA, 47n14, 93w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°48' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°10 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°54'



Biography

American singer and actress, a top star from her first film at age 13, "The Wizard of Oz."

Garland was the third and last daughter of Frank and Ethel Gumm of Grand Rapids, MN. Her father was a singer and manager of a movie theater. According to a biography by David Shipman, "Judy Garland: The Secret Life of an American Legend," 1993, Judy's father was bisexual. Garland's mother resented his flings and according to Garland, "took great delight in telling rooms full of people" about her attempt to prevent the birth of her third child.

Garland made her debut as "Baby Gumm" at two-and-a-half years of age. By 1926 the family moved to southern California to promote the career of their song-and-dance trio. George Jessel introduced the trio one night and suggested they change their name to the Garland Sisters. Frances took the name "Judy" from a Hoagy Carmichael song.

At age 12, Garland was billed as "the little girl with the leather lungs." This was the era of child actors and MGM Studios put her under contract at 13. During her 16 grueling years with MGM Garland made 28 pictures and worked though exhaustion, breakdowns, divorces, drugs and suicide attempts. Her biographers replay the stories of uppers and downers, the stage mother from hell, the lascivious studio executives and malevolent managers, the boyfriends and gay husbands; all the fearful and pathetic ups and downs of a sorrowful life.

At 13, Judy suffered the sudden and traumatic death of her beloved dad, who went to bed one night with a cold and died in the night of meningitis. She eventually became completely estranged from her mom; they never reconciled.

She was fired by the studio due to her excessive behavior and lateness which added costs to her films. During her MGM days she took appetite-suppressing amphetamines to keep her weight down as well as Seconal prescribed by the studio doctor. She needed pills to wake up and pills to fall asleep which became a vicious lifelong cycle. Her films included "Broadway Melody," 1937, "Meet Me in St. Louis," 1947, "Easter Parade," 1948 and "A Star is Born" in 1954.

Garland had five marriages; two daughters and one son. Vincente Minnelli was her second husband with whom she had Liza, born 3/12/1946, 7:30 AM, Hollywood. Third husband Sid Luft and father of Lorna (1952) and Joey (1955) managed her stunning live performances.

Judy Garland worked for nearly forty-five of her forty-seven years. She made thirty-two feature films, did voice-over work for two more, and appeared in at least a half dozen short subjects. She received a special Academy Award and was nominated for two others. She starred in thirty of her own television shows (the programs and Garland herself garnering a total of ten Emmy Award nominations) and appeared as a guest on nearly thirty more. Between 1951 and 1969, she fulfilled over 1,100 theatre, nightclub and concert performances, winning a special Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for the first of three record-breaking Broadway engagements at the Palace. She recorded nearly one hundred singles and over a dozen record albums; "Judy at Carnegie Hall" received an unprecedented five Grammy's in 1962 (including Album of the Year) and has never been out of print. Her radio work encompassed several hundred broadcasts, and she sang at countless benefits and personal appearances for the military. Earlier, between the ages of 2 and 13 - and prior to signing her MGM contract in 1935 - she fulfilled hundreds of live vaudeville and radio dates with her two older sisters. Her last concert was in Copenhagen on 3/25/1969.

She was in her London home with fifth husband Michael De Vinko when she took some Nembutals and went into the bathroom. In the morning De Vinko pounded on the locked door and had to climb onto the roof where he could look through the window. She was in a sitting position with her head resting on her chest. She died of a drug O.D. 6/22/1969 London.

As a vignette, the Scottish Daily Record reported that Judy had not only a gay following with was appealing to lesbians.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • child relationship with [[{{{PName_link}}}|{{{PName}}}]] (born 0001 BC)
  • child relationship with Luft, Lorna (born 21 November 1952)
  • has played role of Bailey, Jim (born 10 January 1938)
  • friend relationship with Rooney, Mickey (born 23 September 1920). Notes: Lifelong friend

Events

  • Death by Suicide June 1969 in London, England (Drug overdose, age 47 plus 12 days)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1936 (Noted film "Wizard of Oz")
  • Family : Change residence 1926 (Family moved to CA)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 12 March 1946 at 07:30 AM in Hollywood, CA (Daughter Liza born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1952 (Daughter Lorna born)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1955 (Son Joey born)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1951 (18 years, 1100 night club acts)
  • Work : Prize 1962 (Five Grammy awards)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 25 March 1969 (Last concert performance)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher (Same in Contemporary Sidereal Horoscopes. The biography by Gerald Frank gives 5:30 PM.)

Biography: John Fricke, "Judy Garland: World's Greatest Entertainer," Holt, 1992

Biography: Gerald Clarke, "Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland," Random House, 2000.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Extreme and terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Drugs)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut age two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Two daughters and one son)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt (Multiple)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Special award)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Liza Minelli)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Family : Childhood : Family close (Adored dad)
  • Family : Childhood : Family distant (Estranged from mom)

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