DID YOU KNOW?
Judy Garland-- a timeless epitome of passion, talent, and tragedy. Yes, you read that right--a perfect manifestation of yet a great tragedy, so to speak. People have always revered old Hollywood stars for having an impeccable taste for fashion and penchant for luxury. Little did people know that they also had their fair share of misfortunes and struggles. Yet, in commemoration of Garland's death anniversary on June 22, we choose to remember her in her best moments in the limelight.
On June 10, 1922, a legend named Frances Ethel Gumm (more popularly known as Judy Garland) was born. Did you know that she started performing on stage at the age of 2 years old? Incredibly young, right? From then on, she became part of a girl group (called The Gumm Sisters) with her older sisters in the early, Mary Jane and Dorothy Virginia. After her mother Ethel Gumm saw great potential in her, Ethel brought her to various gigs for more exposure. The next thing we know, she already starred in The Wizard of Oz--kudos for being one of the most-watched films ever. Despite her busy schedule due to filmmaking, it is interesting to note that she was only allowed to work for 4 hours at work. It was a way to give way for her 3-hour stay in school to study and an hour for leisure. So hectic for a 16-year-old lady, right? Well, if you are fond of watching musical movies, you sure have heard her name and how she effortlessly hit every note on her performances. Yet, it was not all rainbows and unicorns. Due to some unsettled issues in her family, body shaming, and all that, Judy resorted to using drugs to alleviate her sorrows. Such is the theme of the upcoming biopic, entitled Judy, starring Renee Zellweger who plays Judy Garland. It arrived in theaters on September 27, 2019! Watch Judy film online as Zellweger narrates to us the last months of Judy Garland in London before her death.