Learning what little I know about her life, I think it's crazy that someone so lovely never knew how wonderful she was. And I don't blame most of her problems on her. She was ruined from the very beginning by people pushing and pulling her in every direction, giving her sleeping pills, giving her waking pills. Telling her she's not good enough. No wonder she didn't grow up to make very good decisions.
But really, what kid didn't grow up loving her as Dorothy?