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Judy Garland

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer, dancer and vaudevillian. While critically acclaimed for many different roles throughout her career, she is widely known for playing the part of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). She attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Renowned for her versatility, she received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Special Tony Award. Garland was the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, which she won for her 1961 live recording titled Judy at Carnegie Hall.

Garland began performing as a child with her two older sisters, in a vaudeville group "The Gumm Sisters" and was later signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She appeared in more than two dozen films for MGM. Garland was a frequent on-screen partner of both Mickey Rooney and Gene Kelly and regularly collaborated with director and second husband Vincente Minnelli. Other starring roles during this period included Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946), Easter Parade (1948) and Summer Stock (1950). In 1950, after 15 years with MGM, the studio released her amid a series of personal struggles that prevented her from fulfilling the terms of her contract.

Although her film career became intermittent thereafter, two of Garland's most critically acclaimed roles came later in her career: she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in A Star Is Born (1954) and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). She also made record-breaking concert appearances, released eight studio albums and hosted her own Emmy-nominated television series, The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964). At age 39, Garland became the youngest and first female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry. In 1997, Garland was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and in 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her as the eighth-greatest female screen legend of classic Hollywood cinema.

Garland struggled in her personal life from an early age. The pressures of early stardom affected her physical and mental health from the time she was a teenager; her self-image was influenced by constant criticism from film executives who believed that she was physically unattractive and who manipulated her onscreen physical appearance. Throughout her adulthood she abused drugs and alcohol. She had financial troubles, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. Her lifelong substance use disorder ultimately led to her death from an accidental barbiturate overdose in 1969, at age 47.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 10, 1922 (Grand Rapids), Died June 22, 1969 (Chelsea)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 80 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 3253 10-in. 11/4/1943 Embraceable you Judy Garland ; Mickey Rooney vocalist  
Decca L 3254 10-in. 11/4/1943 Could you use me Judy Garland ; Mickey Rooney vocalist  
Decca L 3255 10-in. 11/4/1943 Bidin' my time-2 Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3264 10-in. 12/22/1943 No love, no nothin' Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3265 10-in. 12/22/1943 A journey to a star Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3385 10-in. 4/20/1944 The boy next door Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3386 10-in. 4/20/1944 Boys and girls like you and me Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3387 10-in. 4/20/1944 Have yourself a merry little Christmas Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3388 10-in. 4/21/1944 The trolley song-1 Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3389 10-in. 4/21/1944 Skip to my Lou Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3390 10-in. 4/21/1944 Meet me in St. Louis, Louis Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3485 10-in. 7/31/1944 You've got me where you want me Bing Crosby ; Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3486 10-in. 7/31/1944 Mine Bing Crosby ; Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3727 10-in. 1/26/1945 This heart of mine Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3728 10-in. 1/26/1945 Love Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3750 10-in. 3/9/1945 Connecticut Bing Crosby ; Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3751 10-in. 3/9/1945 Yah-ta-ta, yah-ta-ta Bing Crosby ; Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3857 10-in. 5/14/1945 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe, part 2 Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3858 10-in. 5/14/1945 March of the doagies Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3859 10-in. 5/14/1945 Swing your partner round and round Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3956 10-in. 9/7/1945 It's a great big world Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3957 10-in. 9/7/1945 In the valley Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 3958 10-in. 9/10/1945 On the Atchison, Topeka & The Santa Fe Judy Garland vocalist  
Decca L 4294 9/11/1946 Aren't you kind of glad we did? Judy Garland ; Dick Haymes vocalist  
Decca L 4295 9/11/1946 For you, for me, for evermore Judy Garland ; Dick Haymes vocalist  
(Results 51-75 of 80 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Garland, Judy," accessed April 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317106.

Garland, Judy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317106.

"Garland, Judy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317106

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