Lorna Luft (born November 21, 1952 in Santa Monica, California) is an American entertainer, who has appeared on stage in Broadway, television, and film since childhood. She is the daughter of celebrity couple Judy Garland and Sidney Luft, the sister of Joey Luft, and the half-sister of Liza Minnelli. Her father was Jewish and her mother was of Irish and Scottish descent.
She toured with her mother and brother in a summer concert tour in 1967, culminating in a run at the Palace Theater in New York City. An album of the Palace show was recorded and released on the ABC Paramount label under the title Judy Garland At Home at the Palace: Opening Night.
She is the author of the 1998 book Me and My Shadows: Living with the Legacy of Judy Garland. Among its more astounding revelations is that she had a romance with Barry Manilow. Luft was also the Co-Executive Producer of the 2001 TV movie Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, based on the book, which won five Emmy Awards.
She made her Broadway debut in Promises, Promises, and later starred in Extremities alongside Farrah Fawcett.
Notable films include: Where the Boys Are '84, Grease 2 and 54. She appeared in a cameo in I Could Go On Singing, her mother's final film.
Luft was a regular on the M*A*S*H spin-off Trapper John, M.D..
Her recordings include "Our Day Will Come" (Epic Records single), "Long Time" (European single), "Born Again" (European single), and "Where the Boys Are" (U.S. single). She appears on the soundtracks of Grease 2 and the touring company of Crazy for You. She released a single version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", which was an electronic duet with her mother (├á la Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole's duet of "Unforgettable"). She was briefly a backup singer for Blondie, and appears on their album Eat to the Beat.
In 1996, she went to Dublin to star in an Irish production of Follies with Enda Markey, Dave Willetts and Millicent Martin. Her appearance was critically acclaimed by Irish and British theater critics.
Luft currently tours in a multi-media production called Songs My Mother Taught Me, performing many songs made famous by her mother. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, musician Colin R. Freeman, and her children Jesse and Vanessa. The show Songs My Mother Taught Me has been performed in London and Ireland (as of February 2006).