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The only difference between the Bel Air of the ’90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead…
When your parent is a public idol, you never really have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time…
When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show, I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity.
There are some family traditions I don’t want my children to carry on.
Vincente understood all too well what was happening to Liza; he had gone through it 40 years earlier with my mother.
The world fell apart. Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy. Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?
The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became. I called them The Garland Freaks.
Sinatra was just one of Mom’s friends.
The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck.
My sister Liza and I have never felt that we were in competition.
One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions.
My mother’s life had been destroyed by the Garland legend.
My mother wasn’t rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior.
My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences.
It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started.
Life will force you to make changes you never wanted to make.
Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic.
If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off.
One of the oddities about being Judy Garland’s daughter was that everyone treated my mother with such awe that they would never have asked me…
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