Judy Garland Immortalized

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 10 2010 8:10 PM ET

Legendary singer-actress Judy Garland has been immortalized as a life-size wax figure in Hollywood. The late star and eternal gay icon, often called “the greatest entertainer" of the last century, died June 22, 1969, six days before the historic Stonewall riots. Garland, who would have celebrated her 88th birthday today, is perhaps best remembered for a number of memorable screen and concert performances as well as giving birth to another enduring gay icon, Liza Minnelli. Garland’s son Joey Luft was on hand for the event, as were Jerry Maren, who costarred with Garland as a Munchkin in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, and Margaret O’Brien, her costar in 1944’s Meet Me in St. Louis. The unveiling took place Tuesday at Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood.

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