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Today in History: June 10th, 1922

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Photo Credit: Bettmann / Getty Images

Acting legend Judy Garland is born

On this day, June 10, 1922, the world welcomed Judy Garland, a future star who would become one of the most beloved icons in entertainment history. Known for her incredible talent and unforgettable performances, Garland’s legacy continues to captivate audiences everywhere. From her famous role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz to her many achievements in film and music, her impact on popular culture is immense.

Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She grew up in a family of entertainers, performing with her sisters in the Gumm Sisters act from a young age. This early start in vaudeville helped her develop a strong foundation in singing and acting, setting the stage for her future stardom.

Headshot of Judy Garland.
Judy Garland was born this day in 1922. (Photo Credit: Herbert Dorfman / Corbis / Getty Images)

Garland’s big break came when she signed with MGM studios. Her most famous role was as Dorothy in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Her performance in this film, especially her singing of “Over the Rainbow,” became legendary. This role made her a star and showcased her incredible voice and acting skills, earning her a special place in the hearts of audiences around the world.

Her career included many successful films like Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), A Star is Born (1954), and Easter Parade (1948). She won numerous awards and accolades, highlighting her significant contributions to entertainment. However, her life was also filled with personal and professional challenges, including struggles with addiction and mental health issues. Despite these difficulties, her resilience and talent ensured that her legacy would endure.

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The birth of Judy Garland on June 10, 1922, marks an important moment in entertainment history. Her incredible contributions to film and music, along with her lasting influence, make her a timeless figure whose work continues to inspire and entertain. As we remember her today, we celebrate her remarkable journey and the unforgettable mark she left on the world of entertainment.

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