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Judy Garland died 44 years ago today.

Fred Astaire died 26 years ago today.

Tempus fugit.

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2013

Wow, they passed on the same day.

by Anonymousreply 106/22/2013

Is that Juddeh with Fred?

by Anonymousreply 206/22/2013

Well, it isn't you, Ann, is it?

OP, 6/22 is one of the great Hollywood dates of death:

George Carlin!


Maureen O'Sullivan!

by Anonymousreply 306/22/2013

So the Stonewall riot began 44 years ago today ?

by Anonymousreply 406/22/2013

Dear lord.

by Anonymousreply 506/22/2013

This is a great read - the little details of history...

by Anonymousreply 606/22/2013

Which means anyone UNDER 45 doesn't give a shit about her, you old queens.

by Anonymousreply 706/22/2013

[quote]Tempus fugit.

Or, regina fugitaboutit.

by Anonymousreply 806/22/2013

I had a rally good bowel movement 6 hours ago. What's your point.

by Anonymousreply 906/22/2013

R7, careful, your ignorance is showing. Forget the gay stuff, she was a great talent. And one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century. You don't have to know when she died. Or like her work. But her legacy is everlasting. Same with many beloved entertainers from long ago. Fred Astaire. Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald. Gene Kelly. SO many.

Any time there is a Judy Garland thread, someone will chime in with the "who cares, you tired old queen" type of comment. Which makes THAT poster a tired old cliche, in and of themselves.

Do you understand irony?

by Anonymousreply 1006/22/2013

In defense of R7. She died 44 fucking year ago. Most people on earth either weren't alive when she walked the earth or they have long, long forgotten about her.

by Anonymousreply 1106/22/2013

No, they won't forget Judy Garland, but I wish Dataloungers had more love for that other deceased Judy, whose 92nd birthday was yesterday...Judy Holliday.

by Anonymousreply 1206/22/2013

Judy remembered.

by Anonymousreply 1306/22/2013

R4, the riot began on the day of her funeral, June 25, which, as a result, really WAS an important date in history.

by Anonymousreply 1406/22/2013

Judy Garland's death was NOT responsible for Stonewall. It was more coincidence than anything else.

by Anonymousreply 1506/22/2013

Many of the rioters were street kids who could not have cared less about the death and funeral of a middle-aged, drug-addled icon whose fanbase included middle-aged, middle-income gay men. They were fed up with the law going after gay people and many of them felt like they had nothing to lose in fighting back.

by Anonymousreply 1606/22/2013

As a matter of fact we probably have the Mafia to thank for the Stonewall riots, since it owned and operated the bar.

by Anonymousreply 1706/22/2013

That was the night all the drag queens in NYC fought off the police flame-throwers and the National Guard tanks to protect the Stonewall Inn.

by Anonymousreply 1806/22/2013

Judy died for our sins!

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2013

The Stonewall riots - unrelated to Gsrland - began the day of her funeral, not the day of her death.

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2013

It was the pills that done her in.

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2013

Lets all forget our troubles and Get Happy, if only for a moment.

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2013

Thank you so much R6. The story at your link was fantastic! Really. I was captivated. I kept thinking it could easily been included in Truman Capote's Music for Chameleons!

by Anonymousreply 2306/22/2013

I was fascinated by R6's attachment, too. How they had to rush to get JG's dirty wedding outfit cleaned up in time, etc. Being morbid, I wonder if there are pictures of Garland laid out for public viewing? You'd think someone would have snuck a camera in!

by Anonymousreply 2406/22/2013

I wonder if Fred Astaire ever went to the Stonewall.

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2013

[quote]That was the night all the drag queens in NYC fought off the police flame-throwers and the National Guard tanks to protect the Stonewall Inn.

Myth and legend.

by Anonymousreply 2606/23/2013

R26 just doesn't get it.

by Anonymousreply 2706/23/2013

r6, I posted the JG casket handles website on DL last year. Sinatra adored Judy, and gladly paid for everything.

by Anonymousreply 2806/23/2013

This last week in June is going to be interesting...

by Anonymousreply 2906/23/2013

One wonders whether SCOTUS put off the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions by one day so that they would not coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (and, not coincidentally, Judy Garland's funeral). On the other hand, June 26 was the tenth anniversary of Justice Kennedy's opinion in the case that invalidated Texas's law against sodomy.

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2013
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