Judy Garland

“There was a theater here in Los Angeles called the Wilshire-Ebell. … They used to put on vaudeville acts on certain nights of the week. This little girl came out with her two sisters and her mother playing the piano. She did a little number with a baseball bat. We took her out to the studio and made a test on a soundstage…”  — MGM producer George Sidney, describing his discovery of Judy Garland (then known as Baby Frances Gumm).