A Slice of Cake for Baby Gumm

Posted: June 10, 2010 in Happy birthday
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Exactly 88 years ago today, Frances Ethel Gumm was born into a family of performers and found her way to the stage before she turned three. The little girl with the huge voice signed a contract with MGM when she was 13, and at 16, her immortality was insured when a cyclone swept down and blew her house over the rainbow.

Never has a voice crawled into my heart like Miss Judy Garland’s. I’ve paid my respects previously with entries on The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born, but I see no reason not to toast, once again, the voice that was just too good for this world. Happy birthday, Baby Gumm!

  1. Isn’t that gorgeous? I’ve had that photo saved for so long and have been waiting for the perfect moment to use it… what moment could be more perfect than her birthday? =-) Thanks for the comment!


  2. maxmosher says:

    I have never seen that picture before. Amazing dress!
    Good to find another Garland-phile on wordpress!


  3. Baby Gumm! Love it!!!


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