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Liza Minnelli Has Judy Garlands Remains Moved – “Toto, I don’t think we’re in New York anymore.”

Via CinemaBlend

The body of legendary actress Judy Garland has been moved from her resting place in New York across the country to a cemetery in Los Angeles nearly 50 years after he death. That’s right; Judy Garland is coming back to Hollywood, but this time she’ll be resting instead of constantly working.

Apparently, it was Judy Garland’s famous daughter, Liza Minnelli, that requested the move after all this time. TMZ reported that a white cargo van picked up and transported Garland’s remains from where she had been buried since 1969, Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, last Thursday, and placed them in in the hold of the John F. Kennedy airport for a flight to Los Angeles scheduled for this Tuesday. Why is Minnelli going through all this trouble to move her mom’s remains nearly 50 years after her death? Well, according to PEOPLE magazine, it was her way of keeping the family together. The Ferncliff plot had apparently run out of enough room for Garland’s children and grandchildren to be buried alongside, so Minnelli had it arranged that she be transferred to a more spacious plot in Hollywood.

Garland will be laid to rest again at the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery which is the home of numerous other Hollywood actors and actresses including Garland’s once co-stars Mickey Rooney and Terry, the dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz.

 

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