Oscars: Judy Garland's Kids to Reunite for 'Wizard of Oz' Tribute (Exclusive)
Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft are scheduled to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's most iconic film.
Judy Garland's three children — Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft — will reunite at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's most iconic film, The Wizard of Oz, The Hollywood Reporter has learned from multiple sources.
Minnelli, Garland's daughter by her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli, is a legendary actress and singer in her own right — she won a best actress Oscar, for Cabaret (1972). She was last in the headlines in January, when, at a luncheon she hosted for Dallas Buyers Club, 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 also an actor-singer, while Joey has heretofore chosen to keep his life private for the most part.
Garland's three children haven't always gotten along, but they are said to be on good terms these days and enthusiastic about this opportunity to celebrate their beloved mother in such a high-profile way.
THR is told that specifics of what the commemoration will entail have not yet been locked down.
The Academy did not respond to a request for comment.