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The Hollywood Greats


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Profiles of five stars from the golden age of Hollywood. Written and presented by Barry Norman
4: Judy Garland with personal comments from . . . Vincente Minnelli , director of Meet Me in St Louis and Garland's second husband; Mickey Rooney , Garland's co-star; producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz , who first introduced her to MGM; ex-child star Jackie Cooper ; singer Mel Torme ; ex-head of Production at MGM, Dore Schary; Charles Walters , choreographer and director; Mark Herron , actor and Garland's fourth husband; George Cukor , director of A Star is Born; Garland's fifth husband, Mickey Deans.


Presented By: Barry Norman
Presented By: Judy Garland
Unknown: Vincente Minnelli
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Singer: Jackie Cooper
Singer: Mel Torme
Unknown: Charles Walters
Director: Mark Herron
Unknown: George Cukor
Unknown: Mickey Deans.
Editors: Norman Carr
Producer: Barry Brown
Director: Judy Lindsay

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