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Judy Garland
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Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her contralto vocals  and attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.

Garland began performing in vaudeville with her two older sisters and was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. She made more than two dozen films with MGM, including nine with Mickey Rooney. Garland's most famous role was as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Her other roles at MGM included Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Harvey Girls (1946) and Easter Parade (1948). After 15 years, she was released from the studio and made record-breaking concert appearances, a successful recording career, and her own Emmy-nominated television series. Film appearances became fewer in her later years, but included two Academy Award nominated performances in A Star Is Born (1954) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).

Garland received a Golden Globe Award, a Juvenile Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award, and at 39, became the youngest and first female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the film industry. She was the first woman to win a Grammy for Album of the Year for her live recording of Judy at Carnegie Hall. In 1997, Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the 10 greatest female stars of classic American cinema.

From an early age, Garland struggled in her personal life. The pressures of adolescent stardom sent her to a psychiatrist at age 18. Her self-image was influenced by film executives who said she was unattractive and manipulated her on-screen physical appearance.  She was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. She also had a long addiction with drugs and alcohol, which ultimately led to her death from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.
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Judy Garland - For Me and My Gal


"For Me And My Gal" is a 1917 popular standard song by George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, and E. Ray Goetz and recorded by Van and Schenck.

This song was used in the 1942 film of the same name, where it is the first song that Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) perform together.

The Decca single release of the Garland/Kelly version was a major hit of 1943. In 1961, rock'n'roll singer Freddy Cannon revived the song.

The song was included on the Al Jolson compilation album The Jolson Story: Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (1957).
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Judy Garland - I'm Always Chasing Rainbows


"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" is a popular Vaudeville song.

The music is credited to Harry Carroll, although the melody is actually adapted from Fantaisie-Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin. The lyrics were written by Joseph McCarthy, and the song was published in 1917 and introduced in the Broadway show Oh, Look! which opened in March, 1918. 

The song was sung in the show by the Dolly Sisters.  Judy Garland sang it in the 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl. It was subsequently sung by Jack Oakie in the 1944 film The Merry Monahans and was again featured in the 1945 film The Dolly Sisters (1945 in film), where it was sung by John Payne.  It was also included for part of the run (and in the cast album) of the 1973 revival of Irene.

The song is a true popular standard, recorded by many artists over the years.
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Judy Garland - Bidin My Time


"Bidin' My Time" is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by The Foursome in the 1930 musical Girl Crazy.
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Judy Garland - Easter Parade
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Judy Garland - The Trolley Song


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Judy Garland - Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland


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Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow


"Over the Rainbow" is a ballad composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg. It was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz and was sung by actress Judy Garland[2] in her starring role as Dorothy Gale.

It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became Garland's signature song.
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Judy Garland - Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody


Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" is a popular song written by Jean Schwartz, with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. The song was introduced by Al Jolson in the Broadway musical Sinbad and published in 1918.

Probably the best-known version of the song was by Al Jolson who recorded it on March 13, 1918  and whose version reached #1 the same year.
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Judy Garland - You Made Me Love You


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