Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Happy Birthday Judy
When I was a little girl, there was nothing better on a weekend afternoon to find a Judy Garland movie on. I loved her and I still do. She had a quality that lit up the screen. She could do it all comedies, romances, drama. And that voice is pure magic.
Though she struggled in her life, she was able to always put it aside and be the consummate performer on screen, stage, television and records. I've always admired her tenacity to keep going when others always wrote her off.
Now, this may be odd for a Judy fan to admit. The Wizard of Oz is not one of my favorite Judy movies. Perhaps I saw it too much as a kid! Anyway, her best screen partner was Gene Kelly. Judy and Gene had sparkled together on screen. I wish they had did more than the three movies they starred in together. Two of the three are part of my favorites of Judy's. Here are to me her must see films and these include musicals and drama.
Meet Me in St. Louis
The Pirate (with Gene Kelly and The Nicholas Brothers)
Summer Stock ( with Gene Kelly)
A Star is Born
Gay Purr-ee (cartoon)
A Child is waiting
Happy Birthday, Judy. You are still loved and missed.