Judy Garland was a leftie! Frances Ethel Gumm (1922–1969) American actress, singer & vaudevillian. Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived" & renowned for her contralto voice. She attained international stardom throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical & dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Judy died of an unintentional drug overdose after a life troubled by addictions & failed marraiges.