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Liza can't watch mom in Wizard Of OZ

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Wizard of Oz" is a family favorite, but
the film - celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year - isn't on
Liza Minnelli's must-watch list.

Minnelli says it's tough to watch because of the fictional
horrors her mother, Judy Garland, endures.

She said: "I just loved her so and for some reason 'The Wizard
of Oz' bothers me when I see it. They do terrible things to her.
... That's 'cause it's my mom."

Minnelli reflected on "The Wizard of Oz" while reflecting on
her special, "Liza's At The Palace." It captures her 2008
Tony-winning play and airs on public television stations this
month.

The show ran more than two hours. When asked how she managed
such a pace, the 63-year-old said: "You leave your pain shoes at
the side of the stage."
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