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Lorna Luft was born on the 21st November 1952, in Santa Monica, California USA, and is a stage, television and film actress, and singer, but perhaps best known as a daughter of famous singer-actress Judy Garland and Sid Luft. Lorna is a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actress who has made over 20 stage appearances. Her career started in 1963.

Have you ever wondered how rich Lorna Luft is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Luft’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through her acting and singing career. In addition to appearing on stage, Luft has also worked on television and played in feature films, which has improved her wealth.

Lorna Luft Net Worth $500,000

Lorna Luft grew up in California and went to the University High School in Los Angeles, where she was a member of a school choir. Together with siblings Liza Minnelli and Joey Luft, Lorna sang “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” on her mother’s CBS television series “The Judy Garland Show” in 1963. Soon after, Luft appeared in the musical “I Could Go on Singing” (1963) starring her mother and Dirk Bogarde, but waited ten years for her next television project.

In the meantime, Lorna debuted on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre as a replacement cast member in the musical “Promises, Promises” in 1971. The same year she played in Sandy Wilson’s musical “The Boy Friend”, and then had a minor role in the TV series “Love, American Style” in 1973. Two years later, Luft played in an episode of “McCloud”, then put her career on hold for five years before returning to the stage in “Grease” (1980) and “Carnival!” (1980). In the early ‘80s, Lorna appeared in several plays including “They’re Playing Our Song” (1981), “Snoopy! The Musical” (1983) and “Extremities” (1983), while she also had a part in “Grease 2” (1984) with Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield, increasing her net worth considerably.

In 1985, Lorna appeared in an episode of “The Twilight Zone”, and then in “Tales from the Darkside” in 1986, then played Nurse Libby Kegler in 19 episodes of “Trapper John, M.D.” from 1985 to 1986. She ended the decade in such musicals as “Little Shop of Horrors” (1986), “Mame” (1986), “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, and “Girl Crazy” (1988). Her career took a step back in the ’90 as she decided to take another break, however, Luft still worked in such movies as “My Giant” (1998) alongside Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan, and Gheorghe Muresan, and in “54” (1998) with Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, and Neve Campbell. Lorna also had roles in such plays as “Guys and Dolls” (1992) and “Follies” (1996).

Luft almost entirely neglected her on-screen career for the theatre in the 2000s, as she played in numerous musicals including “Gypsy” (2002), “White Christmas” (2006), “The Wizard of Oz” (2008), and “Hello, Dolly!” (2012). Most recently, Luft appeared in an episode of “Sean Saves the World” (2014) starring Sean Hayes. Her net worth was steady.

Regarding her personal life, Lorna Luft was married to Jake Hooker from 1977 to 1993 and has two children with him. She has been married to Colin Freeman since 1996. In January 2013, Loft was diagnosed with grade-2A breast cancer. Following chemotherapy and radiation, Lorna decided to undergo a lumpectomy to save her breast; however, cancer re-emerged in June 2015.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 21, 1952
Birth place: Santa Monica, California, USA
Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:HB Studio
Nationality:American
Spouse:Colin Freeman (m. 1996), Jake Hooker (m. 1977–1993)
Children:Vanessa Hooker, Jesse Hooker
Parents:Sidney Luft, Judy Garland
Siblings:Liza Minnelli, Joey Luft, John Luft, Andrew Luft
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Performs "Songs My Mother Taught Me" at the Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. [September 2005]
2Currently in Australia performing "Songs My Mother Taught Me". [June 2008]
3Currently performing in the UK in "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" through 28 January 2007. [December 2006]
4Ex-sister-in-law of Peter Allen, Jack Haley Jr., Mark Gero and David Gest.
5She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
6She was sidekick to Rick Dees on his LA area morning show in the late '80s.
7Former stepdaughter of Camille Keaton.
8She and brother Joey Luft have a older half-brother John Luft from her father Sidney Lufts previous marriage to Lynn Bari.
9Was portrayed by Alison Pill and Amber Metcalfe Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001).
10Growing up in the 50s and 60s she lived in California, London and New York.
11Her godfather was Frank Sinatra
12Lived in New York for a while in the late 1960s.
13Childhood friend of Leslie Bogart, daughter of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and J.C. Lee.
14Shares a birthday with Björk, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Nicollette Sheridan, & Juliet Mills
15Was a frequent guest at legendary disco club Studio 54.
16Unlike Mother Judy Garland, half sister Liza Minnelli and brother Joey Luft, Lorna has blue eyes. Joe, Liza and Judy have brown eyes.
17Was friends with the late John Ritter.
18Was a background vocalist for the rock band, Blondie, on their 1979 album, "Eat to the Beat" (on the songs "Slow Motion" and "Accidents Never Happen").
19Her candid memoir "Me and My Shadows" created a big rift with father/producer Sidney Luft who was also trying to pitch a book. It also didn't help mend the longstanding feud with half-sister Liza Minnelli, who felt Lorna sold out their mother. Since the book has come out, Liza has backed out of a Carnegie Hall tribute to Judy that Lorna was hosting, and Lorna was a no-show at Liza's wedding extravaganza to David Gest, claiming she was booked to perform at a "gay Mardi Gras" in Sydney, Australia.
20Was executive producer on the Emmy-winning TV mini-movie Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001).
21Touring now for years (since 1999) with the highly successful "Songs My Mother Taught Me", a multi-media show that embraces the songs and orchestrations Judy Garland used in her concerts.
22Recorded "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", a duet with her late mother, Judy Garland, implementing the same technology Natalie Cole used in her rendition of "Unforgettable" with her dad, Nat 'King' Cole.
23Lorna's children are Jesse Richards (aka Jesse Hooker) (born April 1984) and Vanessa Richards (aka Hooker Vanessa)) (born September 1990).
24Niece of Mary Jane Gumm and Virginia Gumm.
25Older sister of Joey Luft.
26Born at 3:53pm-PST
27Lorna is the daughter of Judy Garland and Sidney Luft, sister of Joey Luft and half-sister of Liza Minnelli


Quotes

#Quote
1As far as I know, the only gay member of my family was Peter Allen, my beloved brother-in-law, who died of AIDS.
2Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn't know her.
3A star needs all the rest she can get.
4A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman.
5A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone.
6Of the three, Lorna is the one that inherited Judy's musical talent". Roger Edens


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesLife with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)· Peter Sussman (executive producer)
· Ed Gernon (executive producer)
· Craig Zadan (executive producer)
· Neil Meron (executive producer)
· Robert Allan Ackerman (co-executive producer)
· Kirk Ellis (co-executive producer)
· Philip von Alvensleben (supervising producer)
· John Ryan (producer)
· Robert L. Freedman (producer)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sean Saves the World2014TV SeriesFrancine
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World2007-2009TV SeriesJoanna
Style Court2003TV SeriesCelebrity Juror
541998Elaine's Patron
My Giant1998Joanne
Caroline in the City1995TV SeriesTravel Agent Mindi
The Nanny1995TV SeriesCousin Susan
Murder, She Wrote1985-1990TV SeriesPatsy Dumont / Patti Bristol
Fear Stalk1989TV MovieDoris
Hooperman1988TV Series
Trapper John, M.D.1985-1986TV SeriesNurse Libby Kegler
Tales from the Darkside1986TV SeriesChristine Matthews
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesSheila Cunningham (segment "Children's Zoo")
Where the Boys Are1984Carole Singer
Grease 21982Paulette Rebchuck
McCloud1975TV SeriesMarlene Morgan
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesMargie Currie (segment "Love and the Blue Plate Special")
I Could Go on Singing1963Extra on Boat (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-Series memoir - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-Series co-executive producer - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV Special performer: "Sisters Medley"
Christmas in Rockefeller Center1990TV Special performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Grease 21982performer: "WHO'S THAT GUY?", "SCORE TONIGHT"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2004-2007TV Series documentary special thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America1991TV SeriesHerself
Pebble Mill at One1991TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989-1990TV SeriesHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center1990TV SpecialHerself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic1990TV Movie documentaryHerself - daughter of Judy Garland
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1989TV SeriesHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli1987TV MovieHerself
Liza in London1986TV MovieHerself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
Hour Magazine1980TV SeriesHerself
The Fim Society of Lincoln Center Tribute to George Cukor1978TV MovieHerself
The Good Old Days1978TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Night Out at the London Casino1977TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Squares1977TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Numéro 11976TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1967-1975TV SeriesHerself - Vocalist / Herself
The Hollywood Squares1975TV SeriesGuest Appearance
60 Minutes1975TV Series documentaryHerself
Showoffs1975TV SeriesHerself
At Long Last Cole1975TV MovieHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHerself
The New Bill Cosby Show1972TV SeriesHerself
Liza with a Z1972TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Jerry Reed When You're Hot You're Hot Hour1972TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHerself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Today1967TV SeriesHerself
The Judy Garland Show1963-1964TV SeriesHerself
Screen Snapshots 5854: Young Hollywood1952Documentary shortDaughter of Judy Garland
The Fabulous Allan Carr2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals2016TV MovieHerself - Judy Garland's Daughter & Liza Minelli's Sister
The 86th Annual Academy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Tribute to 75 Years of The Wizard of Oz
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Loose Women2004-2009TV SeriesHerself - Presenter / Herself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2009TV SeriesHerself
12th Annual Prism Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Shooting Britney2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Spicks and Specks2008TV SeriesHerself
9am with David & Kim2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marc Bolan: The Final Word2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!2007TV MovieHerself
This Morning2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Film '722006TV SeriesHerself
Queens of Heartache2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Today with Des and Mel2005TV SeriesHerself
Great Things About the Holidays2005TV MovieHerself
Best Ever Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ireland AM2005TV SeriesHerself
Here with Pride2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Legenden2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Christmas Special Christmas Special2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Heaven and Earth Show2004TV SeriesHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHerself
Dateline NBC2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Somebody's Daughter, Somebody's Son2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows - A Behind-the-Scenes Look2002TV Special documentaryHerself
The Nightclub Years2001TV Special documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1998-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Larry King Live1991-2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-SeriesHerself (uncredited)
The View2001TV SeriesHerself
20/202000TV Series documentaryHerself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHerself (segment "Classic: Judy")
Great Performances1985-1997TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl1994TV SpecialHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr.1993TV MovieHerself
Wogan1992TV SeriesHerself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2004TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHerself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHerself

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