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Judy Garland in Lexington, 1953

Posted on October 27, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Actress Judy Garland, second from right, arrives at Lexington's Union Station April 28, 1953. The actress and singer, known for her role as Dorthy in "The Wizard of Oz", was in Lexington to perform in a show at Memorial Coliseum as part of Blue Grass Festivals, Inc. pre-Derby attractions. While in Lexington, the actress, Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived", visited children at Shriners Hospital. With her are Lexington Mayor Pro Tem Fred E. Fugazzi, Miss Ann Powell and Hugh Meriwether, president of Blue Grass Festivals.

Actress Judy Garland, second from right, arrived at Lexington’s Union Station on April 28, 1953. The actress and singer, known for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, was in Lexington to perform at Memorial Coliseum as part of Blue Grass Festivals pre-Derby attractions. While in Lexington, Garland, described by Fred Astaire as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived”, visited children at Shriners Hospital. With her are Lexington Mayor Pro Tem Fred E. Fugazzi, Ann Powell and Hugh Meriwether, right, president of Blue Grass Festivals.

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