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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
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