Backlot Stories: The Making of Great Movie Musicals
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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.

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  • Ann Margret
  • Ann Margret
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Judy Garland
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mary Poppins
  • Dreamgirls
  • Dreamgirls
  • Funny Girl
  • Funny Girl
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge
  • West Side Story
  • The King and I
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