"There's No Place Like Home," With Judy Garland
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Chronological Paragraph: The Gumm Sisters
Judy was born on June 10, 1922 as Frances Gumm, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Frances had two sisters, Susie and Jimmie. She did performances with them and they were called the Gumm Sisters. When she was two and a half years old, she had her very first performance. In 1934 the Gumm sisters were supposed to sing at a state fair in Chicago, Illinois. They were mistaken as the Glum Sisters, George Jessel a comedian said that they should change their last name to Garland. Frances changed her name to Judy Garland. When Judy was 13, she signed a contract with MGM. In 1934 she got the role as Dorothy Gale in the movie The Wizard of Oz.
Description Paragraph: Career & The Wizard of Oz
During her career, Judy Garland earned many special awards from playing as the lead role in the Wizard of Oz, and made many more musicals after that. Before filming the Wizard of Oz, Shirley Temple originally was asked to play as Dorothy, but she rejected the role. Judy was rejected several times but finally got the role as Dorothy Gale. The studio was concerned about her weight and gave her "prep pills" to help her loose weight, while giving her energy to keep filming. With the stress of her exhausting schedule and her weight, Judy took even more pills. While having a steady diet, Judy was thinner and managed to go back to filming. Judy earned different awards for the Wizard of Oz. For example, After finishing the film, Judy earned an Academy Award for her performance.
Cause/Effect Paragraph: The End of Judy's Career and Death
Judy still struggled with addiction and often showed up late to set. She would gain weight and try to loose that weight, she left MGM and then still struggled with her addiction. Judy had many failed marriages and due to her addiction, she suffered with laryngitis and was diagnosed with hepatitis. She performed every once in a while and on television. On April 23, 1961 in Carnegie Hall she won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The most loved actress sadly died as a result of an accidental sleeping drug overdose on June 22, 1969. Judy Garland has made an impact on our daily life by having a great voice with acting and singing. She was such a talented actress and singer, and starred on many movies, plays, and on shows. Everyone will remember this loved and well known actress.