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How old was Judy Garland when she appeared in the movie 'The Wizard of Oz'?


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March 15, 2012 8:42PM

Judy Garland was 16 when she made "The Wizard of Oz," and 17 when it was released.

The movie was released in 1939 and Judy was born in 1922: 17 years' difference! But the fact is that by the time Judy's 17th birthday came around (on June 10, 1939), she was busy at work on "Babes in Arms." Principal filming on "Oz" began in September 1938 (she was 16), and was completed around the end of March 1939.

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Judy Garland was born on June 10, 1922, so she was 16.4-16.8 years old when she filmed her 7th movie, "The Wizard of Oz."

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