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June 4, 2012
Turner Classic Movies celebrates what would have been the 90th birthday of screen legend Judy Garland on June 10 with 24 hours of Garland movie musicals. TCM host Robert Osborne and historian John Fricke, author of "The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland," will emcee proceedings, which begin at 3 a.m PDT with the 1938 musical "Everybody Sing," which also stars Fanny Brice. Other films include three films Garland made with Mickey Rooney — 1938's "Love Finds Andy Hardy," 1940's "Strike Up the Band" and 1943's "Girl Crazy.
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April 7, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote , few now comprehend  “how large this man loomed over the American film landscape.”  Much of that is the function of his enthusiastic on-screen persona - the word irrepressible comes up a lot. But even as that Andy Hardy-ish appeal faded in postwar America, Rooney was able to move with it, or at least find surprising relevance, segueing to other genres and modes with a certain ease.
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HOME & GARDEN
March 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: A childhood home of Oscar-winning actress and singer Judy Garland, who played Dorothy in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," has sold in Bel-Air for $5.2 million. The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff. It went into escrow a week after coming on the market at $5.5 million and closed in two weeks. On more than 21/2 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With his death at age 93 on Sunday, Mickey Rooney leaves a show-business legacy spanning eight decades and including more than 200 film credits -- not to mention his many appearances on television and the stage. Here are five movie roles demonstrating the prolific actor's range and endurance as a performer.  The "Andy Hardy" movies (1937-1946, 1958):  Rooney began his career as a toddler in a tuxedo in his parents' vaudeville show, but his breakthrough role -- and the one that would go on to define his career -- was the feisty all-American teen Andy Hardy in a string of popular MGM films beginning with "A Family Affair.
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June 10, 1990 | Associated Press
Judy Garland's hometown honored the late actress Saturday with a parade that featured 13 Munchkins from the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" and drew thousands of people. Garland, who died in 1969, would have been 68 today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89. Lindsey, who was in declining health since breaking his hip six months ago, died May 4 at his home in Malibu, said his son Trevor. A pianist and a former staff conductor for CBS and ABC in New York in the 1950s, Lindsey was music director for Garland at her historic Carnegie Hall concert on April 23, 1961.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland , to mark what would have been her 90 th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about ourselves until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice. "She is to be missed deeply, yes… But, what if we never had her?
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Bel-Air house that actress and singer Judy Garland once called home has come on the market at $5.5 million. The 1938 two-story house, with dormer windows and white columns set against a red-brick clad veranda, was designed by Wallace Neff for Garland and her mother, who lived there until the early 1940s, according to the Movieland Directory. On more than 2.5 acres, the 5,500-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A swimming pool, cabanas and a writer's cottage sit in the backyard.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
NEW YORK - Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to wean herself off of. As embodied by the astonishing British actress Tracie Bennett in a tour de force at the Belasco Theatre that has Broadway abuzz, Garland is amid a five-week London cabaret gig that's been arranged to steady her shaky finances.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The sheriff's sale of a French estate on the Westside that was once the battleground for the bitter custody battle between screen star Judy Garland and Sid Luft was canceled this week after the parties involved negotiated a settlement. The 6,255-square-foot house, which sits on close to an acre near the border of Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, had been listed at $8.1 million, which would have been the minimum bid. The Midcentury house has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Todd Martens
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no? Not quite. Pink broke from what has been something of an award-show tradition for her and kept her feet on the stage during a tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz. " Introduced by her real name, Alecia Moore, by Whoopi Goldberg, who was sporting some rather eye-catching ruby red slippers herself, Pink took to the Dolby Theatre stage in a twinkling red gown to show the world once and for all that she has as much musical chops as she does acrobatic ones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last of the 124 little people who played Munchkins in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday at her Glendale, Ariz., home. She was 89. The 4-foot-tall Pellegrini, a frequent guest of honor at "Oz" festivals around the U.S., had been in declining health since a stroke in March, said Colleen Zimmer, an organizer of the annual Oz-Stravaganza festival in Chittenango, N.Y., birthplace of "Oz" author L. Frank Baum. Illness kept Pellegrini from serving as grand marshal at this year's event.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Chris Willman
Playing Judy Garland in the months leading up to the actress' fatal 1969 overdose, Tracie Bennett spends much of "End of the Rainbow" horizontal - though rarely for more than 10 seconds at a time. The central prop of the bio-musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre is a hotel suite's fainting couch, but there's little fainting going on. Bennett throws herself onto or drapes herself across that beleaguered piece of furniture in every manic contortion possible. Even momentarily prone, she has enough manic energy to repower the San Onofre reactors.
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March 16, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
For movie musical lovers in general and gay men of a certain age in particular, Judy Garland represents the alpha and omega of stardom. So it was with some trepidation that I knocked on the apartment door of Tracie Bennett, the English actress who has been uncannily transforming herself into Garland in "End of the Rainbow," Peter Quilter's musical drama about the final chapter of Garland's life. Garland died tragically in 1969 at age 47. Bennett, just over the half-century mark yet still vibrating with pixieish vitality, is the next best thing to a fantasy meeting with the icon.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland , to mark what would have been her 90 th birthday. "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about ourselves until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice. "She is to be missed deeply, yes… But, what if we never had her?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judy Garland's life was a classic illustration of the joys, the perils and, ultimately, the tragedy of a life lived in the spotlight glare of the entertainment world. On stage from the time she was barely old enough to walk, she spent the balance of her years in one entertainment venue or another until her premature death in 1969 at the age of 47. "The Last Days of Judy Garland: The E!
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first words that may come to mind for those unfamiliar with the actual performances of Jim Bailey are probably "impersonator" or "impressionist." Some might even make reference to the far more visible work of such cross-dressers as RuPaul. But Bailey's art reaches far beyond those categories. His description of what he does is "character acting," and that's a lot more accurate, as is the even more precise term "illusionist."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012
Turner Classic Movies celebrates what would have been the 90th birthday of screen legend Judy Garland on June 10 with 24 hours of Garland movie musicals. TCM host Robert Osborne and historian John Fricke, author of "The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland," will emcee proceedings, which begin at 3 a.m PDT with the 1938 musical "Everybody Sing," which also stars Fanny Brice. Other films include three films Garland made with Mickey Rooney — 1938's "Love Finds Andy Hardy," 1940's "Strike Up the Band" and 1943's "Girl Crazy.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The sheriff's sale of a French estate on the Westside that was once the battleground for the bitter custody battle between screen star Judy Garland and Sid Luft was canceled this week after the parties involved negotiated a settlement. The 6,255-square-foot house, which sits on close to an acre near the border of Brentwood and Pacific Palisades, had been listed at $8.1 million, which would have been the minimum bid. The Midcentury house has eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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