Actress and singer Judy Garland was born as Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Garland signed a movie contract with MGM at the age of 13. In 1939, she scored one of her greatest on-screen successes with The Wizard of Oz. In 1950, MGM dropped her from her contract. In the 1960s, Judy Garland spent more time as a singer than an actress. She died in 1969 of an accidental overdose.
According to recent news reports, Garland was molested on the set of Wizard of Oz by co-star.