People.com Entertainment Movies 12 Gorgeous Throwback Photos of Judy Garland in Her Prime Follow the yellow brick road to these beautiful memories of the star, who died 53 years ago today By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 12, 2022 01:15 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 12 Hulton Archive/Getty Images Mickey Rooney and Garland in a promotional photo for Love Finds Andy Hardy in 1938. 02 of 12 MGM Studios/Getty Images In a promotional portrait for The Wizard of Oz in 1939. 03 of 12 Hulton Archive/Getty Images Garland and Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz in 1939. 04 of 12 Herbert Dorfman/Getty Images Garland and Terry, the dog who played Toto, in a promotional photo for The Wizard of Oz in 1939. 05 of 12 John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images In a 1939 promotional photo. 06 of 12 John Springer Collection/Getty Images With Mickey Rooney and Daphne Fowler in the 1940 film Andy Hardy Meets Debutante. 07 of 12 John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images Garland as Penny Morris in Babes on Broadway in 1941. 08 of 12 Hulton Archive/Getty Images In a studio portrait from 1942. 09 of 12 Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Garland in a scene from her 1948 film The Pirate. 10 of 12 John Springer Collection/Getty Images With Gene Kelly in a promotional photo for their 1950 film Summer Stock. 11 of 12 MGM Studios/Getty Images Garland in a scene from 1954's A Star Is Born. 12 of 12 John Springer Collection/Getty Images An undated portrait.