Judy Garland is one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time. However, when she was at the height of her fame, she was also struggling with addiction. Her daughter, Lorna Luft, discussed dealing with her mother’s addiction with Good Housekeeping in 2017.
Living with her mother taught Luft about how addiction is a disease. When she was a child, her father taught her to replace her mom’s prescription pills with sugar pills. It wasn’t an easy childhood, but she made the best of it.
Unfortunately, Luft dealt with substance abuse during her own fame as well. Luft said she did cocaine at the studio with others to help stay up all night, but she doesn’t think she was a true addict like her mother. Eventually, Luft went to rehab when she wanted to have a child.
Luft also has a famous half-sister, Liza Minelli, from Garland’s relationship with her husband Vincent Minelli. They also have a brother named Joey Luft. Their relationships have been up and down over the years, but Luft says it is typical sibling rivalry and it has been hard because the family has been under the microscope for many years.
Luft is still a singer and often sings songs that her mother made famous. For a while, she didn’t want to embrace her mother’s legacy and she wanted to do her own thing. However, when she reached her 40s she decided to run with it.
What is your favorite memory of Judy Garland? Did you know that Judy Garland’s daughter is now a singer as well?
Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother’s Day! I certainly did. I have just come back from my first gig since my medical road trip, and had a beautiful time on the Princess Cruise Lines ship, The Grand Princess. It was wonderful to be back on stage, and the audiences were extraordinarily kind. I love being a part of the @princesscruises family. Everything with me is moving ahead, and I am getting stronger and better every day. I am incredibly grateful, once again, for all of your kind messages and notes that I have read. Hope you all are well! All my love to all of you, L
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