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I was no Minnelli, that's for sure. I grew up in a rough New York neighborhood and didn't put up with shit from anyone. I'm a survivor, with the scars to show for it, and I think that appealed to Judy. She needed someone to lean on who wouldn't crack.
While reviving her career at the London Palladium and the Palace Theatre in the early 1950s, it was his idea to have wife Judy Garland
come down to the edge of the stage and sing "Over the Rainbow" for dramatic effect.