Judy Garland’s body has been moved nearly 50 years after the ‘Wizard of Oz’ actress passed away. But the reason behind moving the beloved starlet’s remains from New York to Los Angeles is heartbreakingly sweet.
Her family members made the tough decision to move her body across the whole country just so she could be buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Why? Because her burial place in New York did not have enough room for her beloved children to be buried next to her when they eventually pass away.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, on the other hand, has enough space to accommodate a resting place for Garland’s three children, Liza Minnelli, 70, Lorna Luft, 64, and Joey Luft, 61, right by her side.
The cemetery in question also holds many other beloved stars, like Mickey Rooney and George Harrison.
Garland passed away from an accidental barbiturate overdose back in 1969, but her tragic death at the young age of 47 still resonates with many people today. And it’s clearer than ever before that her devoted children remain dedicated to preserving her memory–not just as an icon, but also as a mother.
Surely, she must be smiling down on them right now.
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starlet as child young marilyn monroe
Turns out, the blonde bombshell was beautiful even as a small child.
starlet as child Natalie Wood
We'd know that stunning face anywhere!
starlets as children young Sophia Loren
The stunning dark-haired beauty was also pretty adorable at her First Holy Communion.
stars as children young Brigitte
Who knew this sweet ballerina would grow up to be one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s?
starlet as child young audrey hepburn
The Belgian-born actress, shown on the right in 1946, has always been a stunner.
starlet as children Grace Kelly
The actress was a siren of the screen in her heyday--and a totally cute toddler.
starlets as child Elizabeth Taylor
One of the most well known and glamorous actresses of her time, Elizabeth was a total doll at age 7.
starlets as children Doris Day
Looks like that radiant smile was there since the beginning!
starlets as children jean harlow
Jean Harlow, who was born Harlean Carpenter, was a sweetie at age 3.
starlets as children Lucille Ball
Shown here on a football field with a friend, Lucille Ball always had that plucky smile and fun-loving attitude.
starlet as child Jane Fonda
Today, she's an actress, writer, political activist, and former fashion model and fitness guru--but back then, she was just a sweet girl with blonde curls.