But the Technicolor classic has a dark history, which many say led to its legendary leading lady, Judy Garland, becoming a drug addict and taking her own life at the age of Groped by munchkins, drugged on set and put on a strict prisoner-style diet, Garland went through hell making the film when she was just 16 years old. Her family even blame her following drug addiction and alcoholism on working on the iconic musical film, where she was sexually assaulted by numerous men. Aged just 10, her pushy stage mum Ethel Gumm cruelly drugged her with stimulants so she would stay awake for hour shoots - and then force fed her sleeping pills to knock her out when they didn't need her. She was often groped by male actors playing munchkins during the making of the movie, according to the third of her five husbands, Sidney Luft.
Skip navigation! Story from Pop Culture. Judy Garland should have been a wealthy woman at the end of her life. After all, Garland starred in The Wizard of Oz, one of the most culturally important and successful movies of all time.
Channel 4 viewers were also shocked to hear graphic discussions of lovemaking - including the couple's own sex life - live at teatime. Two volunteer couples, fitted with heartbeat monitors, were sent to a gym and then to a hotel for 45 minutes with orders to make love in an experiment to decide which activity burned more calories. When they were done, the show's experts calculated the calories burned off in each session and proclaimed the bedroom best.
Mary Tyler Moore December 29, — January 25, was an American stage, film and television actress, as well as a producer and social advocate. Rose of Lima Parochial School in Brooklyn until the third grade. Moore decided at the age of 17 that she wanted to be a dancer. Her television career began with a job as "Happy Hotpoint", a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the s series Ozzie and Harriet.