Judy Garland: By Myself 17 years old

As Hollywood biographies go, Judy Garland's story is one of the saddest success stories you'll ever hear. The sanitized studio version of her life presented a smiling kid with the big voice, who, alongside Mickey Rooney, just wanted to put on a show. But drugs, overwork, even psychological abuse at the hands of the studio is now part of the Garland legend. But despite the number of Garland books and documentaries, one account has always been missing -- Garland herself never managed to write a memoir. She did make several attempts at an autobiography, often recording stories on a tape recorder. Judy Garland: By Myself (2004), finally fills in the blanks - using Judy's personal recordings to tell the story in her own words.

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Judy Garland: By Myself Cast

Name Character
Clark Gable He was 103, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Lauren Bacall She was 79, 89 years old when she died as Herself
Rock Hudson He was 78, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Harris Yulin He was 66, now 84 years old as Narrator
Lucille Ball She was 92, 77 years old when she died as Herself
Bob Hope He was 100, 100 years old when he died as Himself
Alan King He was 76, 76 years old when he died as Himself
Judy Garland She was 81, 47 years old when she died as Herself
Shirley Temple She was 75, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Mickey Rooney He was 83, 93 years old when he died as Himself
Vincente Minnelli He was 100, 83 years old when he died as Himself
Frank Sinatra He was 88, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Elizabeth Taylor She was 71, 79 years old when she died as Herself
June Allyson She was 86, 88 years old when she died as Herself
Norman Taurog He was 105, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Gene Kelly He was 91, 83 years old when he died as Himself
Dean Martin He was 86, 78 years old when he died as Himself
Jackie Cooper He was 81, 88 years old when he died as Himself
George Morfogen He was 70, 85 years old when he died as George Cukor (voice)
Ann Miller She was 80, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Buddy Ebsen He was 95, 95 years old when he died as Himself
Liza Minnelli She was 57, now 75 years old as Herself
Ray Bolger He was 100, 83 years old when he died as Himself
Norma Shearer She was 101, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Del Armstrong He was 88, 87 years old when he died as Himself (voice)
Jean Harlow She was 92, 26 years old when she died as Herself
Lorna Luft She was 51, now 69 years old as Herself
Norman Jewison He was 77, now 95 years old as Himself (voice)
George Cukor He was 104, 83 years old when he died as Himself
Wallace Beery He was 118, 64 years old when he died as Himself
Michael Wilding He was 91, 66 years old when he died as Himself
Robert Sella as Vincente Minnelli (voice)
Roger Edens He was 98, 64 years old when he died as Himself
David Margulies He was 67, 78 years old when he died as Joseph L. Mankiewicz (voice)
Sidney Luft He was 88, 89 years old when he died as Himself
Kay Williams as Herself
Nelson Riddle He was 82, 64 years old when he died as Himself (voice)
Artie Shaw He was 93, 94 years old when he died as Himself (voice)
Margaret Whiting She was 79, 86 years old when she died as Herself (voice)
Arthur Freed He was 109, 78 years old when he died as Himself
Leonard Gershe He was 81, 79 years old when he died as Himself (voice)
Louis B. Mayer He was 119, 73 years old when he died as Himself
Desi Arnaz He was 86, 69 years old when he died as Himself

Judy Garland: By Myself Crew

Name Department
Susan Lacy as Director. Directing
Susan Lacy as Writer. Writing
Stephen Stept as Writer. Writing
Judy Garland: By Myself poster
Judy Garland: By Myself (17 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, February 25, 2004
  • Runtime: 116 minutes