Author(s): LUFT SID
The third of Judy Garland s five husbands, Sid Luft was the one man in her life who stuck around. He was chiefly responsible for the final act of Judy s meteoric career, producing her iconic, Oscar-nominated performance in A Star Is Born and expertly shaping her concert career. Previously unpublished, and only recently found, Sid Luft s intimate autobiography tells their story. Their romance lasts Judy s lifetime, despite the separations, the reconciliations, and the divorce. Under Luft s management, Judy Garland comes back, bigger than ever, building a singing career that rivals Sinatra s. However, Judy s drug dependencies and suicidal tendencies put a tremendous strain on their relationship. Despite everything, Sid never stopped loving Judy and never forgave himself for not being able to ultimately save her from the demons that drove her to an early death.