HBD, Judy Garland! The Icon’s Top 5 Moments on YouTube
Judy Garland in Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis
June 10th marks what would have been the 93rd birthday of singer, actor and icon Judy Garland. With the anniversary of her death (and its ostensible sparking of the modern Gay Rights movement) a few weeks away, June is a prolific month to celebrate the troubled star and appreciate her ongoing influence on entertainment. With a recent screening of The Wizard of Oz in MoMA’s ‘Glorious Technicolor‘ series and the magic that is the internet, Judy Garland still vibrantly lives on long after her death.
BlackBook amassed five of her most famous performances via YouTube, from feature films to live concerts, to celebrate the immensely talented icon.
Killing it in George Cukor’s A Star is Born with “The Man That Got Away”:
Singing a tribute to recently assassinated president John F. Kennedy in a career-defining moment:
The famous performance that brought two gay icons together in sheer, unadulterated talent:
The “Trolley Song” from Vincente Minnelli’s Meet Me in St. Louis (of course):
And finally, an uber-rare live performance of the song that shot her to stardom, “Over the Rainbow”: