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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Where Judy Garland Died
Judy Garland's final home and place where she overdosed.
Location: 4 Cadogan Lane, Chelsea, SW1X 9EB
Description: This is where Wizard of Oz actress Judy Garland (1922-1969) died following an accidental overdose of sleeping tablets in the bathroom here on June 22nd 1969. It was less than 3 months after she had married for the fifth time, this time to Mickey Deans.
Mickey Rooney says the world was too late to understand and love Judy Garland. If they could have taken her to their hearts a little sooner, she might still be alive today. said Rooney, a child star with Miss Garland at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and later her co-star in the Andy Hardy series.
Tagged in this Tour: Hollywood Legends London Tour