Musical selection for the 100th birth anniversary of Judy Garland

Judy Garland is one of Hollywood's greatest actresses. The American Motion Picture Institute ranks her as number eight among the best actresses - the stars of the Hollywood cinema golden age. Her life became the plot of more than two dozen biographical books, including "Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir" written by her daughter Lorna Luft, whose memoirs were later adapted into a television mini-series "Life with Judy Garland" (2001).

In 1997, Judy Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy for her achievements in music. Several of her recordings were inducted into the Grammy Award Hall of Fame, including “Over the Rainbow”, which was voted number one song by the American Film Institute. Four other Garland songs are on this list, "The Man That Got Away" (number 11), "The Trolley Song" (number 26), "Get Happy" (number 61) and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (number 76). Judy Garland performed over 1100 times in various concerts. She has been awarded her own US postage stamps twice, in 1989 (as Dorothy) and in 2006 (as Esther Blodgett).

Judy Garland has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for contributions to the film industry and one for contributions to the recording and music industries. On June10, 2010 – the 88th birthday of Judy Garland, she was unveiled as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.

New musical selection is posted in our Sound Library for the 100th birth anniversary of the great American actress and singer.
A story about the tragic life of Judy Garland is in the section "Authors".