It’s Halloween. I guess everyone’s entitled to one good scare.
Halloween (dir. John Carpenter), 1978.
Judy Garland recounts her experience in the hospital (she had given birth to her third child the day prior) on the night of the 27th Academy Awards, for she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in A Star Is Born, losing to Grace Kelly for her role in The Country Girl; 1963.
“She had few peers and no superiors in the art of rekindling emotional embers — seldom has one succeeded in bringing so much happiness to others. She was one of the rarest of rare talents.”
Frances Ethel Gumm (Judy Garland) || 10 June 1922 — 22 June 1969
“Joan was so vital it’s difficult to realize she is no more; vital in voice, thinking and movement. It was with this vitality, among other things, that the chorus girl, Lucille LeSueur, painstakingly shaped herself into Joan Crawford, and Joan Crawford painstakingly shaped herself into the great star she remained until she died - and the legend she is sure to be.” - Modern Screen
Joan Crawford || 23 March 1906 - 10 May 1977
At the 12th Academy Awards on 29 February 1940, Judy Garland received the Academy Juvenile Award (presented by friend Mickey Rooney) for her role in The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms; Judy later referred to her statuette as the “Munchkin Award.” Judy was later nominated for Best Actress for her role as Vicki Lester in A Star Is Born (famously losing to Grace Kelly for her role in The Country Girl) and for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Irene Hoffman-Wallner in Judgment at Nuremberg (losing to Rita Moreno in West Side Story).