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‘Wizard Of Oz’ 75th anniversary tribute planned for Academy Awards

"The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red Slippers worn by Judy Garland in 1939 are displayed at a viewing at the Plaza Athenee on December 5, 2011 in New York City. "The Wizard of Oz" Ruby Red slippers are a women's size 5 and appraised at $3 million. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) Image by Getty Images

‘Wizard Of Oz’ 75th anniversary tribute planned for Academy Awards

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Feb 27, 2014

Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards will feature a special tribute to the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, and film star Judy Garland’s three children will take part.

Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft will reunite during the show to celebrate their late mother, Garland, and her best-known film. Minnelli is Garland's daughter by her second husband, director Vincente Minnelli. The two Lufts' father was Garland's third husband and manager, Sid Luft.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
No details have been released about the planned tribute, and The Academy did not respond to The Hollywood Reporter’s request for comment.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.