This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Judy Garland: A 100th Birthday Tribute Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1M2202 Select Your Tickets $30 - Member $35 - Non-Member Resize text Judy Garland, studio publicity photo Judy Garland (1922–1969), one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, would have celebrated her 100th birthday this month. The great singer, actress, and vaudevillian, born Frances Ethel Gumm, began performing at the age of 2. She was signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of 13 and was molded by the studio’s star-making machinery. She grew up in girl-next-door parts in “backyard musicals” and Andy Hardy films opposite Mickey Rooney. Then came her role as Dorothy in the career-defining The Wizard of Oz in 1939—and the arduous climb over the rainbow had begun in earnest. Her decades of stardom and struggle were marked by bouts of alcohol and drug abuse, multiple divorces, and career swings, but she remains one of the greatest interpreters of American popular song. American music specialist Robert Wyatt explores highlights from Garland’s extraordinary life with clips from her movies, including Meet Me in St. Louis; The Pirate, with songs by Cole Porter, including “Be a Clown”; and A Star Is Born, featuring her Oscar-nominated performance. Wyatt also screens clips from her acclaimed 1962 TV specials with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Robert Goulet. Most poignant of all is a look at the 1964 London Palladium concert with daughter Liza Minnelli, in which a fading star passes the torch to a bright new one. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This online program is presented on Zoom.