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Judy Garland's Height is 5ft 0in (152 cm)

American Actress best remembered for films such as The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, A Star is Born, Meet Me in St Louis, Judgement at Nuremberg, Love Finds Andy Hardy, Babes in Arms, Ziegfeld Girl and A Child Is Waiting. In 1967 she said in an interview she was "only 4 feet 11".

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Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/15
Rob can you add Love Finds Andy Hardy, Babes in Arms, Ziegfeld Girl and A Child Is Waiting? With Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy he was only looking a bit taller overall, in some scenes they could look the same, although she had a bit of footwear advantage. I think she looks taller than some of the ones like Veronica Lake etc.
Sam said on 12/Dec/14
Maybe a picture if you can find one to use, Rob?
jtm said on 10/Jul/14
why is she listed 5'0? she claimed 4'11 and that's what she looked.
[Editor Rob: I'm sure she had a 4ft 11 measurement, but I always thought she looked in the 5ft range more than under it when fully grown.]
Wishbone said on 9/Jul/14
There are certain movies that I label "must have" videos. The Wizard Of Oz is one of these. 5' Judy Garland was the DEFINITIVE Wizard Of Oz Dorothy,but that role is special,too,to her sister 5' Cathy Rigby. (When Cathy did a Wizard Of Oz tour in 1981,she met husband Tommy Mc.Coy!) Judy did great,too,in other MGM musicals,two WB movies,the 1954 A Star Is Born and Gay Purree,and scored great,too,in Judgement At Nuremberg. Then,on her What's My Line 1967 mystery guest appearance,before Bennett Cerf guessed Judy,Phyllis Newman asked Judy about if she did a weekly TV series. (She did in 1963-1964,but the constant format juggling and being up against Bonanza ended the run after 7 months.) But my favorite Oz character was Tin Man ("No heart,all hollow.") Judy's gone,but just like with Yul Brynner,Cathy Rigby,Raymond Burr,Rosalind Russell,and Sir Basil Rathbone,Judy will ALWAYS in my heart be Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz.
littlesue said on 11/May/14
I have a pic of her with Natalie Wood and Liz Talor, she about an inch smaller than Natalie and 3 inch shorter than Liz which would be right as:
Judy 4ft 11.5
Natalie - 5ft 0.5
Liz 5ft 2.5
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/14
She didn't look under it to me either, although 4'11.5 is possible. She was robbed of an Oscar in 1954, I can't believe Grace Kelly's performance in The Country Girl was considered superior to Garland's in A Star is Born!! One of the worst Oscar decisions ever! Still, they got it right the next year at least with the actress in The Rose Tattoo.
ribeye said on 20/Apr/14
In the Barbara Walters interview, available on YouTube, Walters says how surprised she is to see Garland is so short. Walters has Garland stand up and Garland herself says, "I'm only four feet eleven". This is from Garland herself! Interview is found on YouTube; search "Walters interview Judy Garland"
[Editor Rob: I would be surprised if she was just 4ft 11 in her 20's.]
judymad said on 3/Feb/14
I think from comments and looking at her she was roughly around 4 f 11in cause I am 5 foot 3in and that doesn't look very tall
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
And classics like Arsenic and Old Lace, Cover Girl and The Uninvited (which spawned one of my favourite jazz standards Stella by Starlight) etc. 1944 was definitely a great year in films.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Dec/13
Nice one but can you add Meet Me in St. Louis too, I'd say that's probably her second best known film after Oz, followed by Easter Parade. It was the film in which she met Vincente Minnelli and let to the gorgeous Miss Liza Minnelli... Meet Me in St Louis was the second highest grossing film of 1944 after Going My Way. Enjoyed both, but Gaslight, Laura, and Double Indemnity were also very fine films of that year and among the best of the 40s. 1939, 1959 and 1962 had the highest number of great films though IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
Rob can you add US Actress best remembered for The Wizard of Oz, Meet me in St Louis, Easter Parade, Babes in Arms, A Star is Born and Judgement at Nuremberg? She was more than a one tricky pony! Obviously though The Wizard of Oz is her definitive role.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
Got to say she does look as low as 4'11.5" in Meet Me in St Louis.
little sue said on 21/Oct/13
Judy was 4ft 11.5. I listened to an interview with Liza Minelli and she said her Mom was only 4ft 11. Edith Head, the Hollywood Dress designer in the 40's and 50's has her down at 4ft 11.5 on her dress statistics
Arch Stanton said on 19/Oct/13
Mmm in A Star is Born she's briefly barefoot next to James Mason in shoes and doesn't really look over 5 ft. I think this is about right.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Oct/13
She actually looks 5'2" next to James Mason in A Star is Born.I think 5'1" is nearer.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
She looks easily 5 ft 1 next to Billie Burke in Wizard Of Oz, although I don't know if the red slippers gave her height advantage. Burke was supposedly 5 ft 3, but if say she was 5'2.5" and that would make Garland 5'0.5". I'm not even sure Burke had even quite 2 inches on her but it was near that. Either way I agree with Rob that 4'11" seems impossible next to Burke unless Burke herself was 5'1" range. She looked small in wizard of oz 5'0-5'2" but didn't look sub 5 ft tiny. I mean compare her on screen to say Mary Pickford who looked much smaller IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
She seems about 5 ft in the Wizard of Oz.
MarkyMark said on 7/Jun/13
She doesn't seem that short in the wizard of oz. She was wonderful !
Brad said on 23/Jan/12
4 feet 11. Robert Walker had her by over a foot.
volpe said on 21/May/07
my cinema textbook lists her at 4'9'' and 180 lbs. at the age of 28--
Gianetti, Louis. Understanding Movies. 10th Edition P239
Brad said on 24/Aug/06
5' in '62. I don't remember meeting her, but I did. My parents said she drank like a fish and really couldn't shut up. "She was like a typewriter that kept going by itself".
A. said on 31/May/06
Liza (5'4) mentioned once in an interview for a Judy documentary during the 80's that her mother "was a little thing, I mean when you see her, she was tiny!"

I suppose she had to be pretty small to give Liza that impression, considering she isnt overly tall herself. So probably 4'11.5 to a solid 5' max would be reasonable.

[Editor Rob: I changed my mind on her after watching some older movies...]
libs said on 11/Nov/05
most websites have her down as 4"11 1/2, and she looked pretty small in the wizard of oz (compared to the average size characters!) and she was wearing high shoes most the way through so 4"11 1/2 is believable

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