RUMOURS are swirling that the three children of screen legend Judy Garland will come together at the Oscars to pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, the film that made their mother a global icon.
The Hollywood Reporter
says Garland’s three children Liza Minelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft will appear on stage at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles to commemorate their mother, who played Dorothy Gale in the 1939 classic.
Minnelli, Garland’s daughter by her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli, has had a scintillating career on stage and screen in her own right – she won a best actress Oscar in 1972 for Cabaret.
Minnelli has shown up at numerous events during this awards season, most notably at a lunch she hosted in January for The Dallas Buyers Club, where she told the film’s star, Matthew McConaughey, “Honey, if you don’t win the Academy Award, I’m giving you mine!”
She also attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards later that month.
The two Lufts’ father was Garland’s third husband and manager, Sid Luft.
Lorna is a well-known an actor-singer, while Joey Luft has lived much of his life out of the spotlight.
Apparently Garland’s three children haven’t always been close, although they are said to be on good terms these days and are said to be thrilled to get the opportunity to celebrate their mother in such a public way.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has yet to comment on the supposed tribute.