Anne Edwards examines the life of Judy Garland from when she first starting performing at the age of two until her death before a performance when she was in her forties. Throughout her life Garland had a hard time with her demanding career when she first started appearing in films, and her ambitious mother who worked endlessly to get her youngest daughter into Hollywood studios.
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Garland's talent at acting and singing plunged her into the world of show business, and its dangers. She became addicted to pills when she was fourteen and had spent a relatively short time in a mental insitution at twenty five. She had been divorced four times; her only successful marriage being her last one before her death. She was abused by her second husband and slave-driven by film directors but her audiences were always entranced by her voice.
Garland had maintained a love-hate relationship with the public and the press but even after her death she was still considered as a legend.
The review of this Book prepared by Liza Rosette