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AP Exclusive: Judy Garland enshrined in Hollywood mausoleum

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/11/2017 By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1964 file photo, singer-actress Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York. Garland's elder daughter Liza Minnelli poses with them at left. Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1964 file photo, singer-actress Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York. Garland's elder daughter Liza Minnelli poses with them at left. Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

FILE - In this undated file photo, Gene Kelly, left, and Judy Garland dance in the 1942 film "For Me and My Gal." Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this undated file photo, Gene Kelly, left, and Judy Garland dance in the 1942 film "For Me and My Gal." Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File)

A spokeswoman for Garland's estate says her family and friends held a private memorial service for the actress on Saturday, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. She was buried in the Judy Garland Pavilion.

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1964 file photo, singer-actress Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York. Garland's elder daughter Liza Minnelli poses with them at left. Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 29, 1964 file photo, singer-actress Judy Garland greets her son Joseph, 9, and daughter Lorna, 12, after they arrive from California at New York's Kennedy International Airport, in New York. Garland's elder daughter Liza Minnelli poses with them at left. Judy Garland has been laid to rest in a mausoleum named for her at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A spokeswoman for Garland’s estate has said her family and friends held a private memorial service for the late actress on Saturday, June 10, 2017, which would have been Garland's 95th birthday. (AP Photo, File)

Garland's children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joe Luft, wanted to bring their mother's remains "home to Hollywood" from her original burial site at New York's Ferncliff Cemetery, publicist Victoria Varela said. They attended the service, along with Garland's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In a statement released to The Associated Press, they offered gratitude to their mother's "millions of fans around the world for their constant love and support."

Garland's children announced earlier this year that they had relocated their mother's remains to Los Angeles. Garland's third husband, Mickey Deans, buried her in New York, but her children said she wished to be interred with her family in Hollywood, Varela said.

The Judy Garland Pavilion is intended as a final resting spot for Minnelli, Luft and other family members, cemetery spokeswoman Noelle Berman said in January.

Garland, star of classic films including "The Wizard of Oz" and "Meet Me in St. Louis," died in 1969 at age 47 in London.

Jayne Mansfield, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and Cecil B. DeMille are among the entertainment luminaries buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rocker Chris Cornell was laid to rest there last month.

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