Judy Garland was truly one of America's sweethearts. She won people over at the early age of 16 when she made 'The Wizard of Oz' in 1939, and continued to work through the 1960s. She passed away in 1969.
Garland's career includes 32 films and one Academy Award for Outstanding Performance as a Screen Juvenile in 1940. She was nominated in 1955 for Best Actress in a Leading Roll for 'A Star is Born,' and was nominated once again for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Judgment at Nuremberg' in 1962. Though she did not win the Academy Award for 'Judgment at Nuremberg,' the actress did take home a Golden Globe award that same year for Best Supporting Actress -- Motion Picture nomination.
Amongst her many awards, Garland won a Special Tony Award in 1952 for her contributions to the revival of 'Vaudeville.' She also won several Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 1961 for Judy at Carnegie Hall, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
Garland was also famous for her voice, which appeared in many films and on many radio stations over the span of her career. Her most famous song ever recorded is arguably 'Over The Rainbow' from the film 'The Wizard of Oz.'
Between 1941 and 1969, the year she died, Garland was married five times, coming close to Elizabeth Taylor's eight marriages. The actress and singer Liza Minnelli ('Cabaret,' 'Arrested Development') is the daughter of Judy Garland and director, Vincente Minnelli.
Watch Judy Garland in a clip from 'The Wizard of Oz:'