Judy Garland Is Back in Hollywood

Her body was exhumed in NY last week
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 31, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Judy Garland Is Back in Hollywood
The entrance of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles in 2002.   (RIC FRANCIS)

Judy Garland's remains have been moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft. The transfer from a crypt in New York's Ferncliff Cemetery to Hollywood Forever Cemetery was completed last Friday, Hollywood Forever rep Noelle Berman tells the AP. The move came "after many years of family consultations and deliberations," Berman says. Her "three children now reside in Southern California and wished to have their mother resting near them." The space in the mausoleum, renamed the Judy Garland Pavilion, has room for all her family, Berman adds.

Garland's burial was left up to her fifth husband, Mickey Deans, and Garland's children "had no say in the matter," according to a family spokeswoman. "This is at last their opportunity to do what they feel their mother would have wanted in the first place—to be united with her family in Hollywood." Garland, star of classic films including The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me in St. Louis, died in 1969 at age 47 in London. Deans died in 2003. Page Six notes Garland's return to Hollywood will be devastating for one Garland superfan who previously paid up to $15,500 for a burial plot next to Garland's former spot at Ferncliff. (More Judy Garland stories.)

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