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A New York Celebration of Judy Garland

Written by: FFT Webmaster | July 11th, 2011

If she had lived, Judy Garland would have turned 89 this month…..and probably still would have had the extraordinary gifts that were first evident when she began her singing career at the tender age of 5 years old. To celebrate her birthday and the 75th anniversary of her feature film debut in 1936, New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen 31 titles from her storied career from July 26 to August 9. Among the great films on tap are, of course, THE WIZARD OF OZ and other Garland gems including her films with co-Mickey Rooney (LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY, ANDY HARDY MEETS A DEBUTANTE and LIFE BEGINS FOR ANDY HARDY); classic and beloved musicals (MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS and EASTER PARADE); and her Academy Award nominated performances in A STAR IS BORN and JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG. The series is also timed to overlap with JUDY GARLAND: THE TELEVISION YEARS, which the Paley Center will present from July 20 to August 18, focusing on   The comprehensive retrospective of Garland’s television work includes highlights from her own The Judy Garland Show in the mid 1960s and her frequent guest spots on such iconic variety series as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, The Sammy Davis Jr. Show, On Broadway Tonight, and The Jack Paar Program. For more information, visit: and

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