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Judy Garland is an actress. She won the Golden Globe nine times (1 times Template:GlobeSearch BND, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BHD, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BHKM, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BHMT, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BSHD, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BSHKM, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch CBA, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch BHSMT, 1 times Template:GlobeSearch CBD). At the Walk of Fame she was honored as an actress with a star in the category movie at the adress 1715 Vine Street . Garland has no children.

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Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 22, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota) was an American actress who was well-known for her roles in films such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," "Summer Stock," "Babes on Broadway," "The Harvey Girls" and "A Star is Born" (where she received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Actress"). She was the mother of actressses Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft.

During her adult years, Garland struggled with alcohol and substance abuse (along with financial instability). On June 22, 1960, she died from a barbiturate overdose in London, England at the age of 47.

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  • Her parents, Ethel Marion and Francis "Frank" Gumm were vaudevillians that ran a movie theater in Grand Rapids, Minnesota that featured vaudeville acts
  • Was the youngest of three daughters; had two older sisters, Mary Jane and Virginia
  • Was of Irish, English, Scottish and French Huguenot ancestry
  • Performed with her older sisters as "The Gumm Sisters" (later called "The Garland Sisters")
  • She and her family relocated to Lancaster, California in 1926 following rumors that her father had homosexual inclinations
  • Attended Hollywood High School
  • Was a member of The International Order of Job's Daughters
  • Always had crooked front teeth; an dentist from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer fitted her with removable caps to wear in her films including "The Wizard of Oz"
  • Won five Grammys during her career
  • Married her first husband, musician David Rose in 1941; they divorced in 1944
  • Married to Vincente Minnelli from 1945 to 1951; they had a daughter, Liza Minelli
  • Married to Sidney Luft from 1952 to 1965; they had two children, Lorna and Joey Luft
  • While filming "The Pirate" in 1948, she suffered from a nervous breakdown and was placed in a private sanatorium. She was able to finish filming the movie, but made her first suicide attempt in July of 1948
  • Left Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1950 after working for the studio for 15 years
  • Married to Mark Herron from 1965 to 1969
  • Married to Mickey Deans from March 1969 until her death in June of 1969
  • Her concert appearance at Carnegie Hall in 1961 was called by many people "the greatest night in show business history"
  • Was a lifelong and relatively active Democrat; she was also a member of the Hollywood Democratic committee
  • Donated money to the Democratic presidential campaigns of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson II, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Henry A. Wallace
  • Had a large fan base in the gay community and became a gay icon
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