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Monday 19 February 2018

Judy Garland buried in Hollywood mausoleum

Judy Garland with her son Joseph, daughters Lorna, right, and Liza, left, in 1964 (AP)
Judy Garland with her son Joseph, daughters Lorna, right, and Liza, left, in 1964 (AP)

Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

A spokeswoman for Garland's estate said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the actress on Saturday, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday.

She was buried in the Judy Garland Pavilion.

Garland's children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, wanted to take their mother's remains "home to Hollywood" from her original burial site at New York's Ferncliff Cemetery, publicist Victoria Varela said.

They attended the service, along with Garland's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In a statement released to The Associated Press they offered gratitude to their mother's "millions of fans around the world for their constant love and support".

Garland's children announced earlier this year that they had relocated their mother's remains to Los Angeles.

Garland's husband, Mickey Deans, buried her in New York, but her children said she wished to be interred with her family in Hollywood, Varela said.

The Judy Garland Pavilion is intended as a final resting spot for Minnelli, Luft and other family members, cemetery spokeswoman Noelle Berman said in January.

Garland, star of classic films including The Wizard of Oz and Meet Me in St Louis, died in 1969 aged 47 in London.

Jayne Mansfield, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and Cecil B. DeMille are among the entertainment luminaries buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest there last month.


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