Celebrate Judy Garland's 93rd Birthday With These Thrilling, Rare and Emotional Performances! (Video)

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Playbill.com remembers iconic entertainer Judy Garland, who captured audiences in "The Wizard of Oz" and on stage at Carnegie Hall, June 10. The date marks what would have been Garland's 93nd birthday.

The legendary performer, who was born June 10, 1922, died at the age of 47 on June 22, 1969, in London.

The following videos celebrate Garland throughout her career. Explore Garland's career in the Playbill Vault.

Here is Garland, accepting her special Tony Award (for her legendary Palace Theatre concert) from Helen Hayes in 1952. She says it's "pretty."

"When the Sun Comes Out."

Garland earned an Academy Award nomination for playing Esther Blodgett in "A Star Is Born," which introduced the song "The Man That Got Away."

It's all about that final note (and everything that leads up to it). Even Judy surprises herself with the power of her own voice, saying, "Oh, my goodness," as she ends her final note in this clip from "The Judy Garland Show."


Judy proves her way around a lyric in this simple, quiet gem of a song, "A Cottage for Sale." This is a masterclass in performance.

A collection of duets with Judy and Liza Minnelli.

Judy sings "It's All for You" on "The Tonight Show."

Judy sings with Vic Damone.


Kurt Weill's "It Never Was You" from her 1963 film "I Could Go On Singing."

Harold Arlen's perfect song, "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe," which Garland dedicated to her young son, Joey Luft.


Johnny Mercer penned the lyric for this song, written especially for Judy and her daughter Lorna Luft.

Performing the Gershwins' "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" for her daughter, Liza Minnelli.

A collection of songs from her 1962 television special.

From her "Born in a Trunk" sequence of "The Judy Garland Show," here's "Do It Again."

Her show-stopper "Chicago."

A hit from the Great American Songbook, Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes' "That's All."

And, finally, a rare look at Judy in her "tramp" costume performing "Over the Rainbow." The clip is introduced by Lorna Luft.

Garland sings the Styne-Sondheim song "Some People" from Gypsy on her TV variety show.

In a bluer mood, here is Garland singing "When Your Lover Has Gone.

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