Judy Garland

Judy Garland in the trailer for The Wizard of Oz

One of the greatest of all movie stars — and one of the key people in making film what it is — Judy Garland was born June 10, 1922 and died June 22, 1969, at 47.

The Wizard of Oz star achieved fame very early, but at a terrible cost: She said that she and other young stars were prescribed amphetamines to keep up their busy shooting schedules, and barbiturates to help them sleep.

Her struggle with pills continued through her adulthood and led to her death from an accidental barbiturate overdose.

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