Quotations by Lorna Luft

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Born: Friday, November 21, 1952
Profession: Actress
Nationality: American


A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Work, Career)

A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Business, Gay, Leading, Man, Woman)

A star needs all the rest she can get.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Needs, Rest)

Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn't know her.
- Lorna Luft

Barry Manilow has gone from being the love of my life to being a friend for life.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life, Love, Friend, Being)

Between them, my parents had 10 marriages.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Parents)

Children have a way of forcing you back into the present moment.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Children, Present)

Dinah had all the class.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Class)

Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana. No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Dating, Criticism)

Even at al my mother's concerts, I had never seen people go crazy the way they did with the Beatles.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, People)

Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Ego)

I choose not to think of my life as surviving, but coping.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life)

I had grown up accustomed to living a life of high drama.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life, Drama, Living)

I have a healthy body, free of the chemicals that once controlled it.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Body)

I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life, Pain, Past, Shadows)

I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Being, Evening, Hollywood, Magic)

I used drugs as a social activity; a way to have fun with friends.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Drugs, Friends, Fun)

I was born in a blender.
- Lorna Luft

If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Want)

Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Death, Mother)

It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started.
- Lorna Luft

Life will force you to make changes you never wanted to make.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life, Force, Will)

Living in continual chaos is exhausting, frightening. The catch is that it's also very addictive.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Chaos, Living)

Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Shadows)

My mother should have been Jewish. She could have taught a class on how to induce guilt.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Class, Guilt)

My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Disaster)

My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Power, Mother, Audiences)

My mother wasn't rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Behavior, Years)

My mother's life had been destroyed by the Garland legend.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Life, Mother)

My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Anxiety, Attention, Suicide)

My sister Liza and I have never felt that we were in competition.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Sister, Competition)

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 the normal questions kids get about their moms.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Daughter, Being, Kids, Questions)

One trait of addictive families is that we never recognize our own addictions.
- Lorna Luft

People are always asking me what it's like to be Judy Garland's daughter. It's hard to be a legend's child.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Daughter, People)

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 I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Humor, Time, Mother, People, Performance, Sense)

Sinatra was just one of Mom's friends.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mom, Friends)

Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Hollywood, Meeting)

The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential; my mother didn't feel dressed without them.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother)

The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Career, School)

The most memorable night of The Judy Garland Show for me was the night my mother pulled me out of the audience and sang to me onstage.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Night)

The one thing I never questioned about my mother was whether she loved me.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother)

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 of British, and the cars European instead of American.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: American, Childhood, Difference, Now)

The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became. I called them The Garland Freaks.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, People)

The world fell apart. Sirhan Sirhan shot Bobby Kennedy. Why were people shooting all the Kennedys? Had the country gone mad?
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: People, Country, World)

There are some family traditions I don't want my children to carry on.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Family, Children, Traditions, Want)

There is a time of reckoning in all our lives.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Time)

To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Being, Drinking, Smoking)

Vincente understood all too well what was happening to Liza; he had gone through it 40 years earlier with my mother.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Years)

When I got a call from Los Angeles to do the Tonight Show, I considered it more of an inconvenience than an opportunity.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Opportunity)

When I look back at The Judy Garland Show, I have such mixed feelings. It broke my mother's heart when they canceled it.
- Lorna Luft
(Keywords: Mother, Feelings, Heart)



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