Judy Garland biography

Judy Garland biography

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 — €“ June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work in films, as well as Grammy Awards and a Tony Award.After appearing in vaudeville with her sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney, and the film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz (1939). After 15 years, Garland was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert, a well-regarded but short-lived television series and a return to film acting beginning with A Star Is Born (1954).

Lyrics to the song Singin' in the Rain, made famous by Gene Kelly in the 1952 MGM musical of the same name

Singin’ in the Rain lyrics

Lyrics to the song Singin’ in the Rain, made famous by Gene Kelly in the 1952 MGM musical of the same name.   Interestingly enough, it was written with lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown, published in 1929, and first filmed in The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow

Iron Man

Iron Man (2008) starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges

I pick ‘Iron Man’ as the blockbuster movie of the summer of 2008 — read why I think Robert Downey Jr. will own the role of billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, the ‘Iron Man’ of the title