Judy Garland and Future Husband Vincente Minnelli At The Stork Club In New York 1945
Hollywood, CA – Screen actress Judy Garland has announced that she and director Vincente Minnelli will be married in New York City, at the Little Church Around The Corner, in June. The exact date has not been set, but it will be soon after June 7th when Judy’s divorce from composer Dave Rose becomes becomes final. The couple is shown together during a recent visit to the Stork Club, in New York. (4-23-45) credit: Acme
Garland, age 23 and Minnelli age 42 had worked together on Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) and The Clock (1945). The couple wedded on June 15, 1945 not in New York, but at Judy’s mother Ethel’s home 750 South Ogden Drive in Los Angeles. It was Garland’s second of an eventual five marriages.
Coincidentally another one of Garland’s MGM co-stars Donna Reed got married to Tony Owen the same day by the same man, Dr. William E. Roberts of the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Community Church. The two newly married couples met up later in the day at the Pasadena railway station to take the Superchief heading east. Garland and Minelli would stay in New York briefly then continue on to Canada as part of a three month honeymoon.
Garland and Minnelli divorced six years later. Judy Garland’s unhappy life ended on June 22, 1969 when she died of an unintentional barbiturate overdose. She was 47.