FOF #2788 – Being Judy Garland

Oct 8, 2019 · 2206 views

Judy, Judy, Judy: three people who dedicated their careers to being Judy Garland: Judy Garland circa 1960, Peter Mac onstage as America’s Sweetheart and Renée Zellweger in the new film “Judy.” Photos: Peter Mac and LD Films.

There’s a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding actress Renée Zellweger’s uncanny portrayal of Judy Garland in the new film Judy. While the movie tries to show us the final year in the life of one of Hollywood’s most iconic legends it fails to deliver an accurate representation of what made Judy Garland a beloved figure who suffered greatly.

Why is Judy Garland still so important all these years after her death?

Starring in the Wizard of Oz made Judy Garland a household name, but it’s the rest of her amazing career and her embrace of LGBTQ folks and other marginalized people that transformed her into the realm of Hollywood legend, and like all legends, the truth is hard to separate from fantasy.

Today, Peter Mac, one of the best known and longest working Judy Garland impersonators joins us to take a look at the life and legacy of Judy Garland and how it differs from what you see in the film Judy.

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