Sidney Luft
American film producer and businessman
Sidney Luft
Sidney Luft was an American show business figure known as the third husband of American actress and singer Judy Garland.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 89
    Sidney Luft died on September 15, 2005 in Santa Monica, California, apparently of a heart attack, at the age of 89.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 38
    He is credited with keeping Judy Garland working and with setting up a deal with Warner Bros. to bankroll his wife's comeback film, a 1954 musical remake of A Star Is Born plus future projects.
    More Details Hide Details Luft's name is on the film's credits as producer. A Star Is Born was a major critical success. During its first release, the picture proved to be very popular with audiences and grossed an enormous amount of money, but it failed to recoup its production costs. This was considered a major factor in Garland not winning the Academy Award that year for Best Actress. As a result, the studio canceled the Luft-Garland contract, which would have starred Judy in two additional Warner films and given Luft a berth at Warner's as a producer. He was married four times:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Born
    Born on November 2, 1915.
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