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Judy Garland Celebrated by Fans on What Would've Been Her 99th Birthday

The Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland is trending online as fans pay tribute to the late Hollywood legend on the day she would have turned 99. On what would have been her 99th birthday, screen legend Judy Garland is trending on Twitter as The Wizard of Oz fans worldwide pay tribute. Though she's best known for her unforgettable performance as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, Garland is also appreciated for her Oscar-nominated role in the original A Star Is Born among many other starring roles in classic movies. Also an acclaimed singer, she was the first woman to win the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1961.
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The Secret Jewish History Of Judy Garland

Editor’s Note: Judy Garland, who was born on June 10, 1922, would have turned 99 today. We take that occasion to explore the many Jewish affinities and associations of her career. Although Judy Garland wasn’t Jewish, but several of her romantic partners were, including two of her five husbands. Many...
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Judy Garland Heirs Trust Taps TurnKey Beauty for Fine Fragrance

Today, June 10, 2021, is Judy Garland's 99th birthday anniversary. Her daughters Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli kickoff the year leading up to her 100th birthday with a big fine fragrance reveal. Vincenzo (Vince) Spinnato, Cosmetic Chemist, Happi podcast guest,“Certified Nose” and President/CEO of TurnKey Beauty, Inc., based in Capistrano...
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30 best movie musicals ranked, starring Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand and more [PHOTOS]

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who hate musicals and those who love them. The naysayers argue that musicals are unrealistic, as people don’t randomly “break into song.” But those who do love a good musical may actually be inclined to spontaneously sing a familiar tune, or have their own moments of “musical stardom” in front of a mirror, hairbrush in hand, belting out “Don’t Rain on My Parade” or “All That Jazz” or “Singin’ in the Rain.” Love ’em or hate ’em, musicals have a rich history in Hollywood, dating back to the earliest days of sound, with a musical winning the second Best Picture Oscar ever given out.
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Tina Fey Cracks Scott Rudin Joke, Jane Krakowski Covers Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland During Roundabout Theatre Gala

It may not have been a full Broadway production, but the Roundabout Theatre Company nonetheless knows how to welcome live theater back to New York City. The 56-year-old performing arts organization hosted its 2021 gala, “Curtain Up, Light the Lights!,” in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield on Monday night. It marked one of the first large-scale events to take place in the park since the pandemic. The evening, which raised more than $3.1 million for the Roundabout, began with video messages from Emma Stone and Rachel Brosnahan, as well as a pre-taped performance by Harry Connick Jr. Whoopi Goldberg, via video, honored Sen. Chuck Schumer for his efforts to pass the Save Our Stages Act, which provides much-needed grants to live-arts venues severely impacted by the pandemic.
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‘I’m proud a legend hates me!’ Why Liza Minnelli shunned Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland tribute

On a recent Saturday morning at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios, Rufus Wainwright stepped up to a microphone once used by Judy Garland and belted out the 1928 song “When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You).” The 47-year-old singer-songwriter was performing a setlist made famous by Garland orchestrally in a packed house, but here with a four-piece ensemble (piano, bass, guitar and drums) and an audience of one: Renée Zellweger, who won an Oscar in 2020 for portraying Garland in “Judy,” tapping her feet to the rhythm.
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Judy Garland

Judy Garland, original name Frances Ethel Gumm, (born June 10, 1922, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.—died June 22, 1969, London, England), American singer and actress whose exceptional talents and vulnerabilities combined to make her one of the most enduringly popular Hollywood icons of the 20th century. Top Questions. What was Judy...
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Rufus Wainwright shares Judy Garland classic “Over The Rainbow” in celebration of pride month

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright today shares the Judy Garland classic “Over The Rainbow.”. “I was about 5 years old when I started singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. My mom would occasionally wake me up in the middle of the night and make me sing the song to guests to end the party. They would feel so bad that the kid was still up that late at night and leave. Much later, she accompanied me on the piano at Carnegie Hall, the Palladium, the Olympia and the Hollywood Bowl during the Rufus does Judy shows in 2006 and 2007.
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Judy Garland Kept Giving Barbra Streisand Advice Before Her Death: ‘Don’t Let Them Do to You What They Did to Me’

When it comes to singers, there are no greater legends than Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Streisand is still going strong, but unfortunately, The Wizard of Oz star Garland passed away over 50 years ago. The two struck up a bond despite their age gap. This bond led to Garland giving Streisand some advice about her career. Here’s the story of how they met and what Garland shared with her.
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Publicist to Elvis Presley, Judy Garland and More Celebrates 66 Years in the Business

In 1954, Gene Schwam was making $35 per week working for songwriter-turned-publicist Stanley Cowan (brother to legendary publicist Warren Cowan) and he figured if he was going to be broke, he might as well be working for himself. So, in 1955, he teamed up with another young publicist, part-time disc jockey Adeline Hanson, to open a firm, calling it Hanson & Schwam Public Relations with his name at the end because “Addy said, ‘Ladies first.'”
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Aggieland Humane Society Pet of the Week: Judy Garland

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Judy Garland is our Aggieland Humane Society Pet of the Week for April 23, 2021. Staff tell us she hasn’t been at the shelter very long, so they don’t know much about her. However, she’s a big fan of head rubs. “I think that she would...
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Open Stage to reopen in May with Judy Garland concert

Open Stage, a theatre company at 25 N. Court St. in Harrisburg, is thrilled to announce the theater’s re-opening in late May with a series of concerts, beginning with a Judy Garland celebration dubbed “Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Judy Garland,” running May 28-June 25. This will be followed by a July concert featuring the works of Carole King, along with shows featuring solo artists from the Harrisburg area. The company hasn’t had a public performance for more than a year.
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Tour Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli's $3.89M Marvelous Malibu Beach House

The Malibu, California beach house once owned by Judy Garland is now up for sale. Although the home has been modernized in recent years, the home still offers stunning views and spaces for families. Garland lived at the home with her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza Minnelli, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.