Relive the sight and sound of one of the 20th centurys most memorable talents, Judy Garland. Quiet please, there's a lady on stage Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) was born June 10th 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. At the age of two she was performing with her elder sisters as The Gumm Sisters on the stage of her fathers movie theatre. Touring the Vaudeville circuit in the 1930s they changed their name to the Garland Sisters and Frances changed her name to Judy (influenced by the Hoagy Carmichael song). At the age of 13 she signed a contract with MGM and was eventually paired with Mickey Rooney in the 1937 feature, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, which was so successful they were cast in Love Finds Andy Hardy. They eventually appeared together in nine movies. She achieved an Academy Award for her performance in The Wizard Of Oz and became one of MGMs biggest stars.