Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fact of the Day: Judy Garland's Real Name

Judy Garland (best known for portraying Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz) was born Frances Ethel Gumm.

19 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, guess toto didn`t like her first name.

Christine said...

I never knew that!

Adam said...

I guess Toto was a little G(l)umm.

MEcoy said...

too far from her original name haha

RaeAbigael said...

oh cool! I actually enjoyed reading the wizard of oz. such an awesome story! :))

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

So different from her real name!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

I love movies with her in the cast. Thanks for visiting my blog, Adam. And yes, I also wonder if birds have cold feet in winter. But they never answer when I ask (LOL). Greetings, Joke

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I knew that! Amazing!
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DEZMOND said...

yep, her stage name sounds better :)

Pilar Domínguez said...

Really pretty!!I love her original name, Frances.Kisses:)

Missy said...

Haven't knew that yet! Thanks for sharing!

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Bob Bushell said...

Why did she have to change it??????????

Maude Lynn said...

Well, I can see why she changed it!

Dana said...

My mother told me that when I was growing up. I think Frances is a pretty name.

Riot Kitty said...

I didn't know that. Wow. I'd rather be Garland than Gumm. Then again, I'd rather be Cary Grant than Archibald Leach.

Emmylou said...

Love Judy Garland!!!! Can't blame her for changing her name:P

Linda said...

I love Judy Garland. Thanks for sharing, Adam.

Kay said...

I can see why she had to change her name in the Hollywood of those times.

LL Cool Joe said...

Gumm isn't the best surname ever! :D