Tragic Stories From The Life Of Judy Garland

Judy Garland was an undeniably sparkling presence on film, from her breakthrough role in The Wizard of Oz to later successes like A Star Is Born. Unfortunately, her life was marked by suffering; all of the horrible things that happened to Judy Garland would dominate any faithful biography of the talented but tragic actress.

Stories about Judy Garland detail the dysfunctional parents, studio abuses, early exposure to drugs and alcohol, and series of dreadful marriages that became the foundation of an existence that ended in 1969 at the age of 47. But terrible Judy Garland facts would also have to include her own choices and behavior. Garland was certainly the victim of the horrific world of old Hollywood, but she seemed unable to break the cycle of bad relationships and financial ruin that ultimately took over her life and career.

As Dorothy, Judy Garland was able to successfully make it back home, to a house filled with love and stability. Sadly, in the real world, she would never be able to truly make it over the rainbow, as covered in the 2019 Judy biopic. Here are some of the scandalous and heartbreaking aspects of the life of Judy Garland.