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Sid Luft was the ex-husband of Judy Garland, having managed her career during the making of the film A Star Is Born, which he produced.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sought to prevent the sale in court and eventually prevailed.
Over the years, Luft was known for being very protective of Garland and her legacy. He even got into a fight with his daughter Lorna over her 1998 autobiography, Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir, which was later turned into a television miniseries. In an interview with USA Today,
Luft said that "there were so many lies in that movie" and that it was a "ridiculous biography of Judy Garland." Father and daughter were reportedly not speaking at the time of his death.
Luft died on September 15, 2005, in Santa Monica, California. In addition to his two children with Garland, he had a son, John, with first wife, B-movie actress Lynn Bari. He was married two more times after his relationship to Garland ended. After a brief marriage to Patti Hemingway ended in divorce, Luft wed actress Camille Keaton in 1993.
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