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Judy Garland

Date of Death: June 22, 1969 (47)

Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MN, USA

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Garland received an Academy Juvenile Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Special Tony Award. In 1962, Garland won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her 1961 double LP live recording Judy at Carnegie Hall—the first woman to win in this category.
Garland began performing in vaudeville as a child with her two elder sisters and was later signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She appeared in more than two dozen films for MGM, and is best remembered for her portrayal of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Garland was a frequent on-screen partner of both Mickey Rooney and Gene Kelly and regularly collaborated with director and second husband Vincente Minnelli. Some of her film appearances during this period include roles in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946), Easter Parade (1948), and Summer Stock (1950). Garland was released from MGM in 1950, after 15 years with the studio, 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 performances came late 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 role 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 a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Video: Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and More Perform With SINATRA THE MUSICAL Orchestra

Performances are now underway for Sinatra The Musical, the much anticipated brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon. Check out an all new video here from the show's sitzprobe, featuring Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and more!

Interview: IT MUST BE Michael Kearns With His Latest GENDERFUL MUSICAL MEMOIR

Michael Kearns presents his 16th Solo Show It Must Be Him: A Genderful Musical Memoir as part of CIRCA: Queer Histories Festival October 11, 2023 at the LGBT Center’s Davidson/Valenti Theatre. Long-time collaborator Ryland Shelton directs Michael. Michael graciously agreed to this, our fourth interview.


The brilliant and undying talent of the legendary entertainer Judy Garland was celebrated at the Music Center at Strathmore in the memory-laden production Get Happy! Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial. Produced with the approval of daughter Liza Minnelli, this memorable show displayed the iconic talent of Judy Garland as interpreted and narrated by the wonderfully talented singer, pianist, and archivist Michael Feinstein.

The New York Pops Extends Music Director Steven Reineke's Contract Through 2027-28 Season

Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke’s contract with The New York Pops has been extended through the 2027-2028 season.

Carol Sue Will Return To The Stage At Don't Tell Mama Next Month

Carol Sue will return to the stage at Don't Tell Mama, 10/31, 11/15 , and 12/10, following her sold out show at the Green Room last fall. Learn more about the upcoming shows and how to get tickets here!

Actors Theatre Of Indiana's Greatest Hits And Two Unique Holiday Shows; Tickets On Sale This Friday!

Actors Theatre of Indiana's 19th season kicks off with ATI's Greatest Hits Vol.2 and two unique holiday shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday for a night of musical theatre and performances by ATI's talented cast.

Christopher Riddle Talks Nelson and Sinatra at Swingin' Event in October

Join Christopher Riddle as he discusses the legendary Nelson Riddle and his collaboration with Frank Sinatra at the Swingin' Sinatra-Riddle Event. Learn about Nelson's extraordinary career and his marvelous music. Don't miss this intimate conversation on October 29th in Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ.

THE MISS BETTIE ROUGE SHOW Debuts at the Triad Theatre

The Miss Bettie Rouge Show is coming to the Triad Theatre in October. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Photos: Go Inside Mission Plasticos' EMERALD CITY Gala

On Saturday, September 9th, the Land of Oz illuminated Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach at Celebration of Global Friendships: Emerald City. The Oz-inspired soiree benefited Mission Plasticos, a local nonprofit that provides free reconstructive surgery through a team of board-certified volunteer surgeons to those who need it most throughout the world. Check out photos here!

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Receives Impresa Award

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello receives the prestigious Impresa Award from the JCCIA Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, honoring her accomplishments as a Chicago Italian-American woman. Tomasello is known for her versatile musical talent and engaging performances, making her the one and only Cabaret Queen of Chicago.

VINCENT - HIS QUEST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED to Play The Drama Factory This Month

VINCENT - HIS QUEST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED is a multimedia cabaret that tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh's search for love through reimagined versions of popular musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz numbers.

Peter Mac to Transform Into Judy Garland In ARE YOU THERE, JUDY? IT'S ME PETER at Cre8ive NYC

Saturdays at 8 PM Starting October 7th: Witness the magic as Peter Mac not only embodies but transforms into Judy Garland right before your eyes, in 'Are You There, Judy? It's Me, Peter.'

Tony Danza, Nikki M. James, and More Join Jamie deRoy & Friends at Birdland Next Month

Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  Find out who the special guests are for the show, and get tickets here!

Celebrating Theater in São Paulo City, BIBI FERREIRA AWARD Announces Nominees for the 10th Edition

O evento que, desde 2012, vem reunindo cada vez mais os grandes profissionais do teatro brasileiro, se prepara para mais uma noite especial dedicada a artistas, criativos, técnicos e todos aqueles que fazem a magia da arte acontecer em grande estilo. Marcado para 17 de outubro, no Teatro Santander, localizado no Complexo JK Iguatemi, o espaço será palco do Prêmio Bibi Ferreira pela terceira vez, e conta com a apresentação do Santander, através da Lei de Incentivo à Cultura.

Photos: See Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe & More in Rehearsals for SINATRA THE MUSICAL World Premiere

New rehearsal photographs of  Sinatra The Musical, the brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon have been released. Check them out here!

Review: YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU at Footlights Theatre

One of the best intimate theater experiences of the year.

Al Hirschfeld Foundation to Launch Partnership With City Winery With Event & Exhibition HIRSCHFELD'S MUSIC

Discover the vibrant world of Al Hirschfeld's music-inspired artwork at City Winery's exciting new exhibition and multimedia event. Immerse yourself in the artist's iconic drawings and experience the magic of his talent brought to life.

Australian Theatre Festival NYC To Honor Caroline O'Connor And Producer Neil Gooding At 2023 Gala

Get ready for the Australian Theatre Festival NYC 2023 Fundraising Gala, honoring Broadway and West-End icon Caroline O'Connor and Producer Neil Gooding. Join in for an evening of performances and celebrations, showcasing Australian stories and artists in NYC. Tickets and tables are still available for purchase.

Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre

What did our critic think of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Geva Theatre? Fall is here (kinda? It’s 90 degrees today), which means the return of theatre season and the coming-to-life once again of Rochester’s premiere regional theatre, Geva. And what better way to kick-off the season than with a timeless classic known to all, “The Wizard of Oz”, albeit flashier, sassier, and—somehow—probably even more heartwarming than the version you grew up watching.

21 Theater Books for Your Fall 2023 Reading List

We're falling into fall with a great Broadway read! This season, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's fall reading list.


Judy Garland has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Judy Garland has not appeared in the West End

Judy Garland has been nominated for a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

Judy Garland has won a Special Tony Award at the Tony Awards.

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