Part Four: Creating Iconic Performances
Hollywood musicals have showcased some of the biggest stars in their most memorable roles. In addition to singing and dancing, these performances have incorporated heartbreaking drama, high-flying comedy, and even
whimsical fantasy. Here are just a few of the unforgettable performances in musicals over the years, from Judy Garland to Jennifer Hudson, that have become part of the musical’s enduring filmic legacy.
Watch / Listen
- Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell discuss "Bye Bye Birdie" at the Academy's April 2011 screening.
- "Munchkin" actor Jerry Maren and film historian John Fricke discuss "The Wizard of Oz" at the Academy's August 2009 screening.
- Rita Moreno accepts her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "West Side Story" from Rock Hudson at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962.