Frances Ethel (Gumm) Garland

Frances Ethel (Gumm) Garland (1922 - 1969)

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Frances Ethel (Judy) Garland formerly Gumm
Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Sister of [half], [private sister (1910s - unknown)] and [private sister (1910s - unknown)]
Wife of — married (to ) in California, USAmap
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Wife of — married (to ) in Las Vegas, Nevadamap
Wife of — married (to ) in London, Englandmap
Mother of , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Born 10 June 1922, the youngest daughter of Frank Gumm and Ethel Milne, Frances Ethel Gumm would one day become known around the world as Judy Garland, an actress, singer and performer whom Fred Astaire would describe as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived". She was renowned for her voice and perhaps best known for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Her career as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert state would span more than 40 years.

Judy appeared in vaudeville with her two sisters, as The Gumm Sisters, until she was signed to MGM as a teenager. It was during this time she made The Wizard of Oz, as well as more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney.

Garland received numerous awards throughout her life, including a Juvenile Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, several Grammys, and a special Tony Award. Posthumously, Judy was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.

She stared in the 1946 MGM musical film The Harvey Girls. The movie was based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House waitresses.[1]


  1. ↑ The_Harvey_Girls at Wikipedia.
  • US Federal Census; Year: 1930; Census Place: Antelope, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 123; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0799; Image: 341.0; FHL microfilm: 2339858. ( link)
  • US Federal Census; Year: 1940; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_407; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 60-219. ( link)
  • New York Passenger Lists; Year: 1951; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 8020; Line: 15; Page Number: 175 ( link)
  • California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch ( The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California. ( link)

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On 26 Nov 2014 at 15:17 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

researching someone else, I found an interesting, albeit unsourced, tidbit on her father's ancestry in the Wikipedia article for Richard Vaughan (c 1550-1607; bishop)

On 3 Oct 2014 at 22:55 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Eowyn it appears Judy's sisters are both desceased

Mary in 1964 and Dorothy in 1977


Judy is 23 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 17 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 27 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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