You are looking at Frances Ethel Gumm, better known as Judy Garland. Last night Bossy and her daughter went to the rerelease of The Wizard of Oz in high definition, where high definition equals the toddler screaming behind Bossy’s head, awake way past her bedtime. The toddler was up pretty late, too.
Often when seeing an old movie, Bossy becomes obsessed with the age the actors were when filming said movie, especially since there was a tendency for them to look so mature when they were in fact young.
So there was Bossy this morning, researching the ages of the actors in The Wizard of Oz, like the Scarecrow (35), the Cowardly Lion (44), the Tin Man (41), and Dorothy (17). When suddenly Bossy came across this little chart:
Bossy knew Judy Garland was married several times, just like Bossy knows Hollywood marriages in general last only slightly longer than an average highlighting job, and Bossy respects that. Some things aren’t meant to last. For instance, Hollywood marriages.
Let’s look into this a little deeper, shall we? Judy’s first husband, David Rose, was a songwriter, composer, arranger, orchestra leader, and smoker. They were married for three years:
Next up is Vincente Minnelli, director of stage and screen and for seven years, Judy Garland. He is Liza’s father:
Next we have Sidney Luft, who was “an American show business figure best known as the third husband of iconic actress and singer Judy Garland.” Bossy isn’t kidding, that’s what his biography says. And Sid held that job for thirteen years:
Judy’s fourth husband was Mark Herron, an actor best known as, oh boy, the fourth husband of Judy Garland. But Mark Herron only lasted two years, rendering him more of an Associate Husband:
And finally, husband number five, Mickey Deans. Mickey Deans managed a disco, and he met Judy Garland while delivering drugs to her New York City hotel room. Note: this may not be the best way to meet your next husband when you are addicted to barbiturates. They were married only three months before Judy died of an overdose: