Thursday, March 9, 2017

Leading Ladies

Five Things To Know About Judy Garland:

1. Born Frances Ethel Gumm and nicknamed 'Baby.' However, the origin of her stage name came from a popular Hoagy Carmichael song

2.  At 4'11" tall, she was referred to as Little Hunchback among big wigs like Louis B. Mayer.

3. Due to her girl next door looks she was forced into taking dietary pills that came with severe consequences. In her adult years, Judy struggled with her mental health and tragically began using drugs as a crutch. 

4. First married at age 19 in 1941, Garland would go to marry four more times.

5. Garland wore removable caps to cover her crooked teeth and rubberized disks to reshape her nose (the disks were done away with in 1944 by the makeup artist who styled her for Meet Me in St. Louis).

Bonus: Despite a hard life in the spotlight, she was named the eight greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.