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June 10, 1922: Judy Garland is Born

On this day in 1922, singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Garland began her career at the age of two and became the star of many classic musical films. 

 Judy Garland is most famous for playing Dorothy in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Garland continued to showcase her talent in both singing and acting in many films until her tragic death on June 22, 1969.

Check out American Masters’ biography on Judy Garland.

 

Photo: Publicity photo of Judy Garland, circa 1940s (Wikimedia Commons).