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Liza Minnelli Says Late Mother ‘Would Have Laughed’ at Lady Gaga’s Role in ‘A Star Is Born’

Rebelander Basilan
Jun 18, 2019
07:49 P.M.
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Judy Garland would have been amused to see Lady Gaga playing the female lead in the latest remake of “A Star Is Born.”

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This was the guess of Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli, as reported by ET Online.

Like Lady Gaga, Garland also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “A Star Is Born.”

Liza Minnelli at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on February 20, 2015 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

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“She would have laughed,” the 73-year-old actress said. "And then she would have gotten into it. I can hear her saying, 'OK, let's go! Great to the end!"

Garland starred as Vicki Lester in the 1954 version of “A Star Is Born.” Lady Gaga was nominated for the Oscars’ Best Actress award for her performance in the movie. She also took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song award for the song “Shallow.”

Judy Garland at the premiere of the film "A Star Is Born," directed by George Cukor, 1954 | Photo: Getty Images

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SAME OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BOTH ACTRESSES 

The critically-acclaimed remake received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards and earned five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. The musical romantic drama was produced and directed by Bradley Cooper, who also received a Best Actor nomination from the Academy. It follows an alcoholic musician, played by Cooper, who discovers and falls in love with a young singer, played by Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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It was the third remake of the original 1937 film. Previous remakes were released in 1954 and 1976. Like Lady Gaga, Garland also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “A Star Is Born.”

GARLAND'S CHILDREN

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Garland, who died in 1969 at age 47, left behind three children – Liza, Lorna Luft, and Joey Loft. Lorna followed in her mother’s footsteps, but misfortune recently befell her. The 66-year-old actress has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after collapsing on stage at a jazz club in London.

Lorna was performing when she started having trouble remembering the lyrics, as well as the words on her monologue.

She underwent a successful surgery removing the tumor at a hospital in Los Angeles.

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