Judy Garland

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June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969

I grew up in Kansas.  I’ve heard every “Wizard of Oz” joke 17,000 times (you’re not original, people. Please stop.) I should hate the movie.  I should hate everything about it. But, I don’t.  I actually love it.

Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, MN and was an entertainer from the start. Her family were vaudevillians and she and her sisters performed as The Gumm Sisters in a number of short films as girls. At some point – for any number of reasons depending on who you ask – they changed the name of their act to The Garland Sisters. Good move. And after that, the legendary name of Judy Garland would stick.

Judy starred in more than 40 films including the classics Meet Me in St. LouisIn the Good Old Summertime and, of course, The Wizard of Oz. She became an icon and had worldwide fame.

But, life was not great.  After years of combating personal demons such as nervous breakdowns, drug abuse, pleurisy, cirrhosis and co-starring with Mickey Rooney…Judy overdosed on barbiturates in her rented house in London just a few days after her 47th birthday.

Burial

Ferncliff Cemetery – Hartsdale, NY

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Specific Location

Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 9, Alcove HH, Crypt 31; Main entrance, up the stairs as you enter to the 2nd floor, Left at the top of the stairs to the end of the main hall, Left again, right at the next corridor, up a small flight of steps, Alcove HH is on your right, Judy’s crypt is on the bottom row.

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UPDATE (1/27/2017) – JUDY GARLAND’S BODY HAS APPARENTLY BEEN REMOVED FROM FERNCLIFF AND RELOCATED TO HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY IN CALIFORNIA SO THAT HER FAMILY CAN BE BURIED NEAR HER SOMEDAY. AFTER 47 YEARS…SO MUCH FOR ETERNITY.

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2 Responses to “Judy Garland”

  1. I Will Not Forget To Remember Judy Garland As One Of The Most
    Loved Actress In The Movie “The Wizard Of Oz” And I Really Like
    And Admired Her Character And Role Of Dorothy And I Enjoyed
    Watching Her Best Movies And Best Performances And I Always
    Give Her A Thumbs Up! Miss Her Dearly!!! RIP

    PS She Will Always Be Loved And Remembered By Her
    Character And Role Of Dorothy And She Will Be Fo
    rever In Our Heart!!! Have A Nice Trip To Heaven?

  2. I Loved Judy Garland By Her Role And Character Of Dorothy!

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