Judy Garland’s remains were exhumed and sent from the Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles at the request of her daughter, Liza Minnelli.
Garland was apparently moved to the West Coast because Ferncliff didn’t have enough room for the rest of her family — including children Liza, 70; Lorna Luft, 64; and Joey Luft, 61 — who want to be be buried alongside her.
The actress will be re-interred at the star-studded Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where other celebs like filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille and George Harrison are spending the rest of eternity. Btw, Garland was already in A-list company at Ferncliff where Joan Crawford is also interred. A Hollywood Forever spokesman declined to provide details on where exactly Garland’s new resting place would be,
“At this time, it’s a private family matter.”
But what will happen to her old “slot” and headstone?
“We haven’t decided what to do yet but we think because she’s been here so long, we will just leave it here and memorialize her.“
As a side note, one of Judy’s biggest fans won’t be “Over the Rainbow” about this news. The unidentified super-fan purchased the space next to Garland — a piece of real estate that sells for up to $15,000.
“It’s funny because there’s a man who specifically flew in from California because he is a big fan of hers.
He purchased a plot near her so when he dies he could be next to her. I don’t know what he is going to do now.”
Judy had been interred at Ferndale in crypt No. 31, Unit 9 since 1969, when she died of a barbiturate overdose.
Hey, who says the dead don’t get around…?
(via New York Post)