Producer
Director
Annette Baumeister, Jobst Knigge
Producer
16:9 HDTV
Genre
Doku-Reihe
Broadcaster
arte
Length
1 x 52'
Editor
Year
2015
TOO young TO DIE
Judy Garland

Her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" made her a world star at the age of only 16. The title song "Over the Rainbow" is the song of her life and has always been considered an anthem for humanity, tolerance and a carefree life. It is not only an integral part of American culture, but has also written pop history. People all over the world identify with its message.

Judy is a natural and born for the stage. In her career she has performed in an incredible 32 films, 30 TV shows, 500 radio appearances, given 1100 concerts, released over 100 singles and a dozen albums. Her restlessness and versatility earn her an Oscar and two nominations. She wins two Golden Globes, five Grammys and the Tony Award. Without her and her stunning voice, the Torch song, the heartbreak song, would not be what it is today. She is the original Beyoncé, the original Adele. Her fate tragic like Amy Winehouse's.

The circumstances of her death cast a long shadow over her life's achievements: early on, pills, alcohol, divorce, suicide attempts, false friends and financial problems dictate the headlines. Her image is trampled underfoot, her art unappreciated. But she gets up again and again, proves her critics and enemies wrong. She sings and plays her frustrations off her chest and into the hearts of her fans.

"TOO young TO DIE: Judy Garland - In the Shadow of the Rainbow" tells the story of an extraordinary woman. The story of the first strong female pop star. She is not only an icon of the gay movement but inspires many stars to this day. Rufus Wainwright dedicates an entire concert evening to his idol and talks in the documentary about his motivation and the challenge of covering the great Judy. At the 2014 Oscar ceremony, Alecia Moore aka Pink pays tribute to Judy with a performance of "Over the Rainbow". Among the guests also Joey Luft, Garland's son, who remembers his mother in a very personal show night in the documentary. A singer and actress whose rapid rise made her fall all the more in the end.

TOO young TO DIE: Judy Garland

Her role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" made her a world star at the age of only 16. The title song "Over the Rainbow" is the song of her life and has always been considered an anthem for humanity, tolerance and a carefree life. It is not only an integral part of American culture, but has also written pop history. People all over the world identify with its message.

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