Lorna Luft Diagnosed With Brain Tumor After Performance in London

News   Lorna Luft Diagnosed With Brain Tumor After Performance in London
 
The actor was performing at a jazz club before she collapsed backstage and was rushed to hospital.
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Stage and screen actor Lorna Luft has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after collapsing following a concert at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, a spokesperson has told The Guardian. She was reportedly rushed to hospital by her husband, Colin Freeman, who had been with Luft at the cabaret club and had been concerned that she was forgetting lyrics during her performance.

Luft, who is in remission from breast cancer, had been scheduled to play two more concerts at the London venue.

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Luft is the daughter of Judy Garland and producer Sidney Luft. She made her professional singing debut as a child on The Judy Garland Show, and went on to featured roles on film and television, including Grease 2, Where the Boys Are, and Murder, She Wrote.

Luft technically made her Broadway debut at age 15 in 1967 when she joined her mother onstage in her Palace Theatre concert; she later returned in 1971 as a female lead in the musical Promises, Promises. Other stage appearances include the 1981 national tour of They're Playing Our Song, the 1992 tour of Guys and Dolls, and both U.S. and U.K. tours of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Her 1998 family memoir Me and My Shadows was adapted into an Emmy-winning TV miniseries.

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