Knowing that they couldn't keep both of the teenage singers, MGM devised a short entitled Every Sunday which would be the girls' screen test.
However, despite being the outright winner and being kept on by MGM, Judy's career did not officially kick off until she sang one of her most famous songs, "You Made Me Love You", at Clark Gable's birthday party in February 1937, during which Louis B.
Mayer, mogul of leading film studio MGM, after hearing her sing.
It was then that her name was changed from Frances Gumm to Judy Garland, after a popular '30s song "Judy" and film critic Robert Garland.
She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota, the youngest daughter of vaudevillians Ethel Marion (Milne) and Francis Avent Gumm.However, following her rendition of "You Made Me Love You", MGM set to work preparing various musicals with which to keep Judy busy.All this had its toll on the young teenager, and she was given numerous pills by the studio doctors in order to combat her tiredness on set.Another problem was her weight fluctuation, but she was soon given amphetamines in order to give her the desired streamlined figure.This soon produced the downward spiral that resulted in her lifelong drug addiction.