Judy Garland was a Hollywood superstar who married several gay husbands before her tragic death.
Throughout her life Judy struggled with drug addiction and unhappy marriages. One of the main reasons her marriages failed was because she kept marrying gay men. Judy was born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She had two older sisters - Suzanne and Virginia. Their father, Frank Gumm, was a closeted gay man. The family had to move to California when he was accused of seducing local boys. Judy was a gifted singer and by the age of three she was performing with her sisters as The Gumm Sisters. They became a success in vaudeville and appeared in several film shorts. Judy was offered a contract with MGM in September of 1935. Two months later her father died from spinal meningitis. She was given supporting roles in Everybody Sing and Broadway Melody of 1938.
As a teenager she struggled with her weight and began taking amphetamines. She also took Secanol to help her sleep. In 1939 she played Dorothy in the big budget film The Wizard Of Oz. It became the most successful movie of her career and she would forever be associated with the song "Over The Rainbow". She received a special juvenile Academy Award for her performance. Judy appeared in several hit films with Mickey Rooney including Babes On Broadway and Girl Crazy. She hated her innocent girl next door image. At the age of nineteen she married David Rose, a composer. She became pregnant but her mother forced her to have abortion to protect her career. Judy divorced David in 1943 and had an affair with bi-sexual actor Tyrone Power. Her success continued with starring roles in Meet Me In St. Louis, The Harvey Girls, and Easter Parade. She married director Vincente Minnelli, who way gay, in 1945. The following year their daughter Liza was born.
Judy with her daughter Liza Minnelli
Judy Garland's gay husbands