Most of the world was introduced to Judy Garland when she played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. There are few roles as iconic and even fewer with as many catchy lines that are STILL repeated today!

Unfortunately, Garland’s life was far from wonderful. Drugs, failed marriages, and an unsustainable lifestyle led to her early death at the age of 47.

Let’s look at some of the most tragic aspects of her life and maybe learn a lesson or two on the way.