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Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows(2001)

Also Known As: Me and My Shadows: Life With Judy Garland | Me and My Shadows: Living With the Legend of Judy Garland |

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Adaptation of Lorna Luft's book "Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir." The miniseries chronicles Judy Garland's life, from her first stage performance at age two to her untimely death at age 47.<P>From the moment 2-year-old Baby Frances Gumm crooned "Jingle Bells" to a small-town audience, the future

From the moment 2-year-old Baby Frances Gumm crooned "Jingle Bells" to a small-town audience, the future Judy Garland's fate was sealed. The little girl with a big voice was going to be a star. Signed by MGM as an adolescent, Garland became "property" of the studio which molded and directed her every move. It wasn't until her sixteenth birthday, however, that she received the gift that would change her life: a first edition copy of "The Wizard of Oz," and the news that she would play Dorothy in the studio's big budget screen version. Following the release of the film, Garland was transformed from an unknown with talent to a child star adored by millions.

But there was a dark side to Garland's fame and fortune. For all the praise her voice garnered, there were equal amounts of criticism, particularly with regard to her physical appearance. Diet pills, used to slim her down, and "uppers," used to keep her alert, were the beginning of a serious addiction that would eventually claim her life.. a life, she felt, that had always belonged to others. Through all the triumphs and defeats, Garland found strength in the unconditional love of her children, Liza, Lorna and Joe. As told from daughter Lorna's point-of-view, the miniseries reveals a side of Garland -- that of loving mother -- rarely seen by the public.

Cast & Crew

Judy Davis Judy Garland
Victor Garber Sid Luft
Hugh Laurie Vincent Minnelli
Tammy Blanchard Young Judy Garland
Al Waxman Louis B Mayer
Marsha Mason Ethel Gumm
Sonja Smits Kay Thompson
Alison Pill Lorna Luft--Age 13 To 17
Aidan Devine Frank Gumm
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  • Life With Judy Garland

    MARILYN STOTTS 2010-05-07

    This is one of the best movies I have seen that was based on someone's life. Tammy Blanchard was great as younger Judy. However I believe Judy Davis... MORE>

  • A Must See For Garland Fans!

    Rhonda 2008-05-13

    I loved this movie...It is excellent. Judy Davis becomes Judy Garland...she has her talk, her gestures onstage and off...very well. I have read many books... MORE>

  • good movie

    Melissa Whitemyer 2006-09-13

    this movie tells the story of judy garland through lorna's lufts eye. It is a wonderful movie some of it was sad and some of it was real good i cried... MORE>