"Judy Garland entertained the world for over 40 years with her movies and music, earning a reputation as one of the most beloved performers from Hollywood's golden age.
She charmed audiences in The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis and dozens of other films, including nine with co-star Mickey Rooney.
At age 39, she became the youngest person in history to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, and she picked up additional Oscar nominations for both A Star is Born and Judgment at Nuremberg, demonstrating her incredible versatility as an actress.
Judy Garland died on June 22, 1969, in London, England, reportedly of an accidental overdose.
The legacy of Garland has been carried on by her daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft, both of whom are singers and have had varying degrees of success. Lorna wrote about her life with Garland in her 1998 autobiography, Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir. It became the basis for the 2001 television mini-series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Both of the actresses playing Judy—Tammy Blanchard as young Judy and Judy Davis as more mature Judy—took home Emmy Awards for their portrayals of the famed entertainer."