Judy Garland (1922-1969) – Actor & Singer
Renowned for her contralto voice, Garland attained international stardom through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star Is Born and for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Judgment at Nuremburg. Garland remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry. Yet, despite her success as an actress, consider what happened to her estate.
- Left a detailed Will but no money.
- Died with absolutely nothing to pass on.
- IRS seized her estate to repay taxes.
Judy Garland was an award winning actress, but even famous actresses can fail to properly plan. With all her success, Judy Garland should have had an estate, but she did not.
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