Beyond Oz: Listen to the 100th birthday celebration of Judy Garland

NPR’s ‘Pop Culture Happy Hour’ celebrates the life of July Garland
Judy Garland
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This Friday (June 10) would have been Judy Garland's 100th birthday. Everyone of course knows her iconic portrayal of Dorothy Gale in the Wizard of Oz, but Garland delivered a variety of unforgettable performances.

LISTEN NOW: NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour: Judy Garland

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Garland rose to fame as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles. Throughout her career, she has received an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award. She was also the first woman to win a GRAMMY for Album of the Year. If you're not familiar with her non-Oz-related work, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour suggests a few of her other astounding performances such as the original A Star Is Born film and the live album Judy at Carnegie Hall.

“I wanted to be a singer. I wanted to be a performer. I had wanted to be Judy Garland," says co-host Aisha Harris. “Her voice struck me, so I went down the rabbit hole of watching all of her movies as much as I could on TCM.”

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